After more or less ceding the indie spotlight following the controversy surrounding /|/| /| Y /| back in 2010, M.I.A. has announced that she's coming back in full force in 2012. Firstly, she's got a new single, "Bad Girls," due out next Tuesday. It's a new version of the single she released on her late 2010 mixtape, VickiLeekx, and it'll be out on Jan 31 on iTunes. A video for the song will follow on Feb. 3.
That's not all: Apparently M.I.A. fourth album is due out this summer. That's right, M.I.A.'s new album is due out this summer. Is it too late to add it to our list of most anticipated albums of 2012? Here's the original version of "Bad Girls" via Pitchfork.