M.I.A.’s ‘Matangi’ Album Pushed Back To April For Being “Too Positive”

Jan 6th, 2013 // Comment
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Fans of M.I.A. will have to wait a little bit longer for the release of her much-anticipated fourth album Matangi, which was supposed to drop in December but now has an April 15 release date. The “Bad Girls” songstress attributes the push-back to her label, which apparently wasn’t exactly satisfied with the finished product — even calling it “too positive” for her typical bad girl persona.

“I thought I’d finished it,” she told Goldcoast.com of the new record. ”I finished it and then I handed the record in, like a couple of months ago. They’re like ‘You need to like darken it up a bit’. I don’t know what it is but as soon as I work that out.’” Despite flipping the bird on live TV during last year’s Super Bowl half-time performance, it seems becoming a mom may have softened her up a bit. See what else her label had to say below.

“It’s like ‘We just built you up as the public enemy No. 1 and now you’re coming out with all this positive stuff,’” M.I.A. says the execs at Interscope told her. The follow-up to 2010′s Maya will have to dig a little deeper it seems.

Meanwhile, her “Bad Girls” video is up for Best Short Form Music Video at the Grammy’s this year.

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