ON REPEAT: MIA’S “YALA”
Written by Julian Gonzalez
M.I.A.’s fourth studio album Matangi is finally going to be released, but before it comes out November 4th, M.I.A. decided to drop one last track “YALA”.Drake made it clear You Only Live Once on his hit track “The Motto”, but M.I.A. disagrees. On her new track, “YALA” (You Always Live Again), M.I.A. schools Drake and the rest of us on the teachings of Buddha. According to Buddhist traditions [the main religions of Sri Lanka, M.I.A.s birth place], You Always Live Again due to the concept of reincarnation, the belief in rebirth after death in a continuous cycle.
“YALA” is a mid-tempo jam, which features bass-heavy dancehall rhythms with elastic synths, as M.I.A. sings, raps, and speaks over the track.
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Julian Gonzalez is a Valley-Based Graphic Designer, Artists, and Writer. He loves cats, food, music, and anything free. You can follow his adventures on Twitter @NoHosFinestDime, but he does not tweet anything.