MIA’s forthcoming album, AIM, is likely to be her last. The musician made the announcement on BBC Radio 1 while debuting her new song, Go Off, a collaboration with Skrillex and Blaqstarr.
Talking about AIM, which will be her fifth studio album, she said: “It’s my last record so I wanted it to be happy. There’s no complains on it. [It’s] another side to me completely. I don’t know if people know [about] that.” When pushed on whether it really would be her last album, she replied: “Yeah, I think so. I wanna go and do some other stuff and take some time out.”
The rapper and producer didn’t shut the door on future music projects entirely, adding: “I’m sure I’ll put music out and make music, but as an album, this just came together after [November 2015 single] Borders and it just seemed like it wrote itself very quickly. I had to just go with it.”
The “Go Off” production meanwhile is instantly infectious, cut through with clattering drums and a melange of quintessentially strange Skrillex synth sounds. Go Off will be the first official single from AIM, which is due for release on 9 September.