It Takes a Muscle
Maya is on a disconcerting tip. It didn’t take her fans long to create a patchwork from snippets of “///Y/”, but as more tracks surface, with every leak a sense of collective uncertainty increases. The last leak to have found its way to cyberspace is “It Takes a Muscle”. It’s a type of strange “lovers rock” according to the animist dub precepts that would not be out of place on a ... Lily Allen record? The track is in fact a cover of this tune by Dutch group Spectral Display. You’ll have to excuse both the Auto-Tune and the bad sound quality of this casual and light slice of M.I.A.
Photographie by Ryan Mcginley.