She might be hard-pressed to return to the success she found with 2007's "Paper Planes," but M.I.A. doesn't seem to have the slightest intention of relinquishing her status as one of modern pop's most inventive. And recently, London radio station NTS played a new cut that only adds to that reputation. The 37-year-old Brit makes intricate music that takes time to process, but right away "Only 1 U" sounds special. Hypnotic and positively turbulent, the track may appear on M.I.A.'s forthcoming Matangi LP. Hear it around the two-minute mark in the stream above.
Matangi is tentatively due later this year.