There’s been a lot of discussion surrounding M.I.A. and Diplo’s collaboration, “Bird Song”, but now the track has received the official go-ahead from Interscope.
Compared to Blaqstarr’s remix, Diplo’s version has an undeniably thicker presence, with a hint more grit to combine with M.I.A.’s lyricizing for a more global citizen feel.
Vinyl fuzz ornaments the robust percussion, and holding hands with a sauntering moombah rhythm, we can understand that Diplo’s mix is how “Bird Song” was meant to sound. It’s a joyous occasion to see these two creative powerhouses patch up their personal differences without the result sounding as if they’re stepping on eggshells.
With productions from Skrillex, Blaqqstar, and Diplo supporting M.I.A.’s characteristically powerful vocals and striking themes, her final album, A.I.M., is primed to be an unforgettable release. Have a listen to both Diplo and Blaqstarr’s respective mixes of M.I.A.’s “Bird Song” below and see which you prefer.