Sri Lankan artist M.I.A. says she and Zayn Malik have a new collaboration titled “Freedun.” M.I.A. reveals she and the former One Direction-er created the song via messaging app WhatsApp.
“We just basically did it while I was here, because I’ve been here for a week-and-a-half,” she told Entertainment Weekly. “We’ve just been going back and forth on, you know, WhatsApp.”
M.I.A.’s fifth studio album titled “AIM” is set to release on September 9th. M.I.A. has previously worked with DJ Blaqstarr, Skrillex and super producer Diplo.
M.I.A. explains how Zayn Malik came together
“We have the same publishers and they wanted me to demo some songs for Zayn. Before I started writing properly my own stuff [for A.I.M.], I was thinking maybe I’ll write for other people instead. I really wanted to write a song for Zayn….We had a couple people in common. And that’s how it came about. I didn’t really approach him for my own record until later on. First, I thought I wanted to try writing a song for him.”
M.I.A. and Zayn Malik’s new collaboration titled “Freedun” expected to be revealed on this new album AIM releasing worldwide on September 9th, 2016.
M.I.A. “Go Off” Produced by Skrillex and Blaqstarr
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Music video by M.I.A. performing Go Off. (C) 2016 Maya Arulpragasam under exclusive license to Interscope Records