British rapper M.I.A. took to social media today to make a somewhat cryptic announcement, according to The Fader. The short 20-second video sees to reveal a brief glimpse into her new music, along with an accompanying message that reads: “NEW DECADE EXPLORING NEW PLATFORM JAN 31ST.”
M.I.A has not released new music since her album AIM was released back in 2016. Earlier this month, the artist was honored by her country, as Prince William awarded her with a Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.
In addition to the release of AIM in 2016, M.I.A unveiled her long-awaited documentary, entitled, “MATANGI/MAYA/M.I.A.” in 2018. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in September of 2018, and highlighted 22 years of the rapper’s career including her music, political activism, and controversies that surrounded her career. The film won the World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award.
Check out M.I.A’s mysterious tweet below:
NEW DECADE EXPLORING NEW PLATFORM JAN 31ST pic.twitter.com/Mz0KCH2G0L
— M.I.A (@MIAuniverse) January 28, 2020