M.I.A.’s New Single “XXXO” Takes The Minimal Approach

Robbie Daw | May 10, 2010 4:18 pm

M.I.A. may have lost our Single Sleeve Diva-Off last week to Kelly Rowland, but is her new jam “XXXO” itself a winner? Well, whatever decision you arrive at after listening below, just don’t judge the song by its lead-up to the chorus—which basically goes a little something like this: “XXXO, XXXO, XXXO, XXXO, XXXO, XXXO, XXXO, XXXO.” So deep! Marvel below, M.I.A. fans!

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We dig the music. But for a singer with such a scathing tongue planted in her yap, you’d think M.I.A. could have wracked her brain a bit more for some verbiage.

Then again, after playing “XXXO” (set to be released tomorrow) once an hour ago, it’s still stuck in the head of every person here in the office. Damn you, M.I.A.—your pop is like a sneaky, slow-moving poison.