The former Crack Magazine cover star has launched her latest project.
As teased earlier this week, today (31 January) M.I.A.’s new project has landed – and it’s a Patreon on which she’ll be sharing new films and music, and liv streaming her travels.
“I’m going to travel a lot this year,” she says, “and take a camera with me – so when I’m in these places that I end up, learning all this new stuff, I want to share it, and I’m just going to post whatever I’m doing, what I’m learning, who I’m meeting and what connections come my way.”
She adds, “But I want to make it fun and random it might be ASMR Sri Lankan cooking, or I might go and stay in a silent Ashram in India for a month and just not speak, or I want to interview interesting people, do some reporting, make clothes, make paintings, just see where it takes me.”
Furthermore, M.I.A. has confirmed that there’s a new album in the works. Revealing that it’s “nearly finished”, the follow-up to 2018’s AIM will arrive “on a normal label, same as the others”.
The artist’s Patreon can be accessed via two membership tiers, named Arular – which costs $5 a month – and Kala, priced at $10. Arular patrons can expect to see unreleased footage from her Matangi / Maya / M.I.A documentary and exclusive art, while Kala patrons will also have access to Q&A sessions with the artist.
Check out her video announcements below. Listen to a mix of M.I.A.’s music, curated by NAINA.