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M.I.A. just posted a new track for her “hardcore fans” in the lead up to her Meldown festival

The gif video for 'Goals' couldn't be more MIA

M.I.A.‘s curated Meltdown festival at London’s Southbank Centre starts this Friday with a Young Fathers show, followed over the next 9 days with performances from Young M.A, Giggs, Soulwax and others.

To celebrate all this, she’s just posted this particularly louche new track called ‘Goals’ with the short message:

DEDICATED TO MY HARDCORE FANS THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNFALTERING DEDICATION AND SUPPORT. YOU HAVE GIVEN ME A SLIVER OF HOPE IN HUMANITY. STAY STRONG.
REALITY WINNERZ.

It’s gif video has been made by Jaime Martinez, who’s signed to M.I.A.’s N.E.E.T. label. It will be displayed as an art piece throughout this year’s festival.

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