In an online message, M.I.A. said: “CTRL! A SONG FOR 2020… This is not a song from M.I.A’s upcoming highly anticipated IIIIIIth LP. It was made for the HERE + NOW, TODAY.”
The track arrives with an accompanying animated lyric video: “Hands up!/ Hand down!/ Wake Up!/ Snap Out!/ We gon’ stand up/ When they try to/ Control,” M.I.A. chants. The song also includes a reference Lil Pump’s ‘Gucci Gang’.
M.I.A. made her comeback earlier this year with ‘OHMNI 202091’, which she released via her Patreon account. Her last album was 2016’s AIM. In 2018, the documentary MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. was released.
— M.I.A (@MIAuniverse) September 9, 2020