M.I.A. is back with “The One,” her first official single since “Babylon” and the first sample of of her sixth studio album, MATA. During an interview with Zane Love on Apple Music 1, M.I.A. revealed the song was inspired by being in a bright place from a personal point of view, despite crafting it during the COVID-19 pandemic:
I guess [the track] is just about sticking to what you are and the truth. I think, at the end of the day, that is also what this record is about to me, is still trying to find truth. In a way, it’s kind of rebellious, because everybody’s expecting me to put out that really havoc… Everyone’s expecting that, but it’s not, that’s not what it is. It’s about the battle of the ego versus you finding yourself and you finding the spiritual leader. Spirituality within, whatever form is given to you. I think that’s really interesting, when you think everything, you get challenged by the universe.
Check out her new single after the jump! Wig?