M.I.A. announces she’s taking an extended break from music

This post was originally published on this site

M.I.A. announces she’s taking an extended break from musicMIA Interview

M.I.A. has announced she’s taking an extended break from music, saying she feels her content is being buried in the internet world and therefore can’t give weight to the issues that matter to her. Her last album, AIM, was released in 2016 and spoke about her concerns over censorship from the music industryIn a recent interview (below) with House Of Strombo, she mentioned she was not motivated to put her music out in this current system, emphasizing “For me, I have to find another way.” She mentioned the feeling of not fitting into the diversity of America, and how she had to battle not having a genre for 15 years. She added, “If I want to be bigger, I kind of have to say nothing.”

M.I.A. made a point about marketing versus her own artistry in saying, “I might have to make an anti-Trump record, but if I make anything else, it’s not going to wash…But if I want to talk about Tamil women wearing uniforms and eating cyanide pills because they didn’t want to be raped by the Sri Lankan army…I know that both of these extremes of women exist.” She later on implied she was sidelined by the music industry due to her political views.

The M.I.A. documentary “MATANGI/MAYA/M.I.A.” was released last month in select movie theaters.

Photo credit: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

M.I.A drops chilling trailer of upcoming documentary, ‘MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A.’

This post was originally published on this site

M.I.A drops chilling trailer of upcoming documentary, ‘MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A.’35741625 10155405592557073 682048086574366720 O

Maya Arulpragasam, known as British-Sri Lankan musician M.I.A., isn’t like many of today’s artists.

With a background full of struggle, survival and strength, Arulpragasam wanted to share her story with the world in her long-awaited documentary, MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. In the freshly released trailer, she immediately draws the audience in by beginning to unravel her intense story of being a in the middle of a war zone, being a refugee, and how her music gave her a voice and ability to speak for all of those who can’t.

The documentary is directed by Stephen Loveridge and scored by Paul Hicks and Dhani Harrison, and was premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, where it proceeded to win. It is set to hit U.K. theaters on Sept. 21, and U.S. theaters Sept. 28.