MIA’s claimed her new album was delayed because her label thought it was “too positive”
Story filed by Brad O'Mance on January 7, 2013
Having a chat with Goldcoast.com, she confirmed that her fourth album ‘Mathangi’ would be out on April 15 and that she was still working on it, before adding: ”I thought I’d finished it. I finished it and then I handed the record in, like a couple of months ago… At the moment, I’ve been told it’s too positive. So we’re having a bit of an issue at the label.”
Asked to elaborate on it all, she continued: ”They’re like ‘You need to like darken it up a bit’…It’s like ‘We just built you up as the public enemy Number One and now you’re coming out with all this positive stuff.”
‘Public enemy Number One’.