HW Pick: “Go Off”, By M.I.A. (video)

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The folks at Digiwaxx sent us this new track from 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.”


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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.”

Here are the lyrics:

[Intro]
No focus lost, I concentrate
And now you got it wrong
No focus lost, I concentrate
And now you got it wrong

[Verse 1]
People love position
So I stay way up on a level
Like my name is Neymar and you know I’m not normal
There is no competition
I’m gonna talk and you gonna listen
I’m on ten like men, even better than them
Yeah I don’t lose focus like a German called Sven
My third eye’s open and my focus ain’t joking
Yeah You got it wrong, cause my focus is so strong

[Chorus]
Run-pama pama pa-pama pama pama
No focus lost, I concentrate
And now you got it wrong
Go off on em
Go off on em
No focus lost, I concentrate
And now you got it wrong

[Verse 2]
Yeah I’m pressing buttons
Dropping pins on positions
Cause my words go far
And this rain is so foreign
You blow the place I live in while
Watch I could keep it going
Go off on em
Go off on em
So check up on your messages
Know what the message is
Like aliens in villages
We’re here for all ages
Fans back home
Got my tracks bang on
Yeah you got it wrong
Cause my focus is so strong

[Chorus]
Run pama pama pa-pama pama pama
No focus lost, I concentrate
And now you got it wrong
Go off on em
Go off on em
No focus lost, I concentrate
And now you got it wrong
Go off on em
Go off on em
No focus lost, I concentrate
And now you got it wrong

[Bridge]
At least you tell your children I came from London
Start talking about me long time like she was random
When I was in your life fella, I was hella bomb
But I had to go off just to stay strong

[Chorus]
Run pama pama pa-pama pama pama
No focus lost, I concentrate
And now you got it wrong
Go off on em
Go off on em
No focus lost, I concentrate
And now you got it wrong
Go off on em
Go off on em

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.”

Here’s the video:

Go Off will be the first official single from AIM, which is due for release on 9 September.

Via Digiwaxx

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