New M.I.A. Song, “Space Odyssey,” Is An Attack On The New York Times

     

    More information is surfacing about M.I.A.’s new song, which appeared on Twitter earlier this week. The song, “Space Odyssey,” was written after The New York Times placed Sri Lanka in the top spot of its “31 Places to Go in 2010” list. M.I.A., who is of Tamil descent, immediately took to Twitter and responded to the newspaper’s photos of beautiful beaches with some graphic ones of her own that show the fallout of the ongoing war between the Tamils and the Sinhalese government. While the song’s eventual home seems inconsequential when compared with its content, indications are that it will appear on M.I.A.’s upcoming album. [Rolling Stone]