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M.I.A. Drops New Banger 'Goals' Ahead of Her UK Festival Takeover


The singer's new track is dedicated to her most "hardcore fans."

Music festivals are always a decidedly hit-or-miss bag. For every Coachella or Panorama, there's the Onion-worthy "Welcome to Blinkin Park" concert or Fyre Festival--also known as the adaption of Lord of the Flies that featured really pretty people on a remote tropical island eating slices of bologna.

Thankfully, our favorite Sri Lankan badass M.I.A. is serving up more fire than Fyre with her takeover of the U.K.'s ten-day Meltdown festival. Ahead of the June 9th kickoff, the London-bred singer dropped a new single called "Goals." In lieu of her usual politically-charged videos, the singer dropped the track with a mashup of GIFs made by photographer Jaime Martinez. Accompanying the visuals is an inspiring, caps lock-happy message dedicating the song to her "hardcore fans" who've given her a "sliver of hope in humanity" before ending with "reality winnerz"--a veiled reference to the unfortunately named NSA leaker on trial for detailing Russian meddling in the U.S. election.

The track is the first bit of new music since February's "P.O.W.A." and last year's AIM, and fits snug into the already-established catalogue of slow burn bangers she's become known for with IG-worthy lyrics to match. Take a shot every time you see "when we come through we fly as fuck though" caption a photo of a club kid about to leave for a Ladyfag party.

With Meltdown only two days away and M.I.A. dropping new tracks and taking to social media to urge her fans to vote in the U.K. election, we'd be shocked if the controversial singer doesn't have a middle-finger or two up her sleeve for the ten-day festival.

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