PopMatters has scoured the musical spectrum for the best examples of the protest song form, including anthems of great popularity and obscurity alike. Our list concludes today with the most recent examples of important protest music.
The most telling line on Matangi is when M.I.A. boasts, "If you're gonna be me, you need a manifesto," because it's ironic that she's not really able to articulate a statement of purpose for herself on her latest album.
M.I.A. has been living up to her moniker in recent times with little in the way of new music. However, she just dropped a new video over the weekend previewing a new song. There's no news yet on a confirmed album release date.
While we have to wait until summer for M.I.A.'s fourth album to drop, as of Friday, the heart pounding video for Bad Girls is available exclusively on VICE’s new original music channel Noisey, on YouTube.