Music Gear News

At we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

M.I.A. pushing boundaries for herself

M.I.A. said she makes music to push the boundaries of her own creativity, rather than please anyone else, and thinks her record label may have ''forgot what it felt like to be punk.''
Great deals on musical instruments

M.I.A. said she makes music to push the boundaries of her own creativity, rather than please anyone else.

The Sri Lankan singer said her last album 'Maya' contains the nihilistic attitude of punk music and that she made it in order to evolve as an artist rather than capitalise on her biggest hit, 'Paper Planes'.

She said: "It was a huge shock for everyone, including my label. I think maybe it's just that people forgot what it felt like to be punk.

"It was weird because people see it as a failure as opposed to something that celebrates art or champions art.

"It's way more important for me to be creative and push boundaries in myself and for myself, because it's part of my evolution and growth as an artist.

"I needed to go here to this particular place because my personal life is that contradictory and weird and insane, and it was trying to reflect that."

While M.I.A. is fiercely political in her championing of the rights Tamil people in Sri Lanka, and there is often a political element to her songs, she doesn't feel the two have to always go hand in hand.

Addressing the notion that critics have levelled at her she is "too subjectively emotional" in her tacks, she said: "I would've been a politician if I wanted to discuss politics in that way, but I like to stick at being, you know, a person who speaks about the experiences that I experienced, like I have the right to. All I can do is when I come across people going, 'You know, in order to make music you have to be like this,' I go 'No, in order to make music you don't have to be like anything, you just have to be musical.'"

'Maya' is available now.

Posted on 15 Nov 2010 16:30 to category : Music News

Related Music News


Remidi are nearing the launch of their much anticipated Remidi T8, a glove that grants the user the ability to make music with their hands alone

14 Oct 2016 16:07

Open to the public, the DJ decks are led by professional sound engineers and music producers encouraging commuters to try their hand at mixing.

13 Oct 2016 13:05

The MEGS initiative aims to break small companies and emerging artists into overseas markets

11 Oct 2016 16:16

Not Impossible Labs have developed a vest that is aimed at providing an equal experience for deaf and non deaf concert goers alike.

11 Oct 2016 13:46

Classic FM's Illustrious Music Teacher Awards are set to the biggest ever, showcasing the outstanding educational achievements of music teachers from across the UK

7 Oct 2016 13:42

In a bid to retain the standard of musical education across the board, the UK government endeavor to preserve their teaching incentive

5 Oct 2016 15:07

Recent Music News


With great discounts on Toontrack EZmix 2 Mix Software, Toontrack EZmix 2 Mixing Software EZmix Preset Pack Bundle and Toontrack EZmix Presets Bundle for EZMix 2 Mixing Software the choice for great and affordable mixing software has never been clearer!

21 Oct 2016 13:37

Builiding on their reputation for developing cutting edge music gear and accessories, Samsons new Z series bring professional audio quality and transparency to the table

20 Oct 2016 17:06

With Pearl Jam, Tupac, , Depeche Mode, Janet Jackson and many more being nominated, this years event shaping up to be huge.

20 Oct 2016 10:57

His first album in over 38 years, Chuck's new album is to feature his family and his own original material

19 Oct 2016 14:37

Toontrack have released Big Rock, a vintage based rock pack that brings classic flavours in a modern package

18 Oct 2016 15:07

A promotional offer from Akai running until the 31st December allows the user to explore a vast array of professional sounds on the renowned MPD218

18 Oct 2016 09:11