Diplo and MIA put feud to rest, tease new collaboration
Diplo and MIA have reportedly collaborated on a new track, according to a tweet on the singer’s account. Titled “Bird Song,” the track features co-production from both Diplo and frequent collaborator Blaqstarr.
— M.I.A (@MIAuniverse) August 1, 2016
The song marks the first collaboration between the two since 2010’s Maya after which the two former romantic partners had a highly public falling out. Their relationship since the album has become one of serious contention after the singer accused her former boyfriend of being controlling and borderline violent. Though Diplo publicly confirmed those allegations, the the past six years have seen a series of passive aggressive tweets and bickering via press statements on various matters.
It seems that the two have put their issues to rest, if only for the track. In Diplo’s own words: “Every time we had a fight, we made good music after.”
The new track will be released on August 12, a presumed advance single for M.I.A’s forthcoming album A.I.M, due out on September 9.