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Can a song be “new” if we heard it for the first time months ago? M.I.A. premiered “Foreign Friend” alongside “MIA OLA” back in March, but she’s just shared an altogether different version of the song that features Jamaican dancehall artist Dexta Daps. Appearing today on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 radio show, she took the opportunity to play the new “Foreign Friend” and talk about her experience collaborating with Daps. “Obviously when we got together, it could only go as far as being best friends,” she joked.
Check out “Foreign Friend” below. The song will appear on M.I.A.’s new album A.I.M., due out this Friday.