New Music From M.I.A.: “Baby”

    Here’s M.I.A. momentarily ditching political issues and addressing some more personal ones. On this previously unreleased demo, she plies a special someone with come-ons (“I think you’ve got exactly what I need”), then coos sweetly over rock-bottom bass and rumbling guitars. It’s a fairly minimal track, and whether that’s a result of conscious production from William Orbit or the fact that it’s a demo doesn’t really matter – “Baby” is still a sexy and  sinister electro pick-up line. Listen below. [Rap-Up]