By Sonya Karabel
M.I.A.’s new album is titled Matangi, after the Hindu goddess of music, knowledge and the arts, and the inspiration behind her real name, Maya. The album “was a journey to explore music as much as possible” for her, according to her interview with Fuse magazine. Matangi is a continuation of M.I.A.’s politically conscious, genre-defying, south-asian inspired musical career. Though it does not provide anything particularly new for her, it is a high expression of its form.