M.I.A Has Written A New Song With Up-And-Comer Zayn Malik Over WhatsApp
The new track 'Freedun' will appear on M.I.A's upcoming album...
M.I.A has revealed that Zayn Malik will feature on her upcoming new album A.I.M, and that the pair wrote new song ‘Freedun’ together over WhatsApp.
How did this heavyweight pair come together? M.I.A. explained to Entertainment Weekly: “We have the same publishers and they wanted me to demo some songs for Zayn. Before I started writing properly my own stuff [for A.I.M.], I was thinking maybe I’ll write for other people instead.
“I really wanted to write a song for Zayn….We had a couple people in common. And that’s how it came about. I didn’t really approach him for my own record until later on. First, I thought I wanted to try writing a song for him.
“We’ve just been going back and forth on, you know, WhatsApp.” And with that, the rest of us all suddenly feel like we’re not quite using popular messaging apps the right way.
This isn’t the only big name set to feature on A.I.M (coming September 9). Diplo, who is having a lovely old time these days with 'Cold Water' at Number 1 (and a brilliant headline show at Lovebox done and dusted), has been enlisted to assist with production duties, alongside producer Blaqstarr (who has worked with both M.I.A and Diplo before), on the new album.
M.I.A will be releasing her new song ‘Birds’ THIS FRIDAY, so stay tuned to MTV for more on that as soon as it hits.