Matangi is the fourth studio album by English-Sri Lankan recording artist M.I.A., released on November 1st. Songwriting and production for the album were primarily handled by M.I.A. and long-time collaborator Switch, with additional contributions from Hit-Boy, Doc McKinney, Danja, Surkin and The Partysquad. The album’s title is a variant of M.I.A.’s real first name and also references the Hindu goddess Matangi. Themes relating to Hinduism, including reincarnation and karma, feature in the lyrics, and the music blends western and eastern styles. M.I.A. has also said that “Matangi” is a meditation pose that focuses energy on the Middle finger. Well in the western world, I think Matangi is the perfect description for M.I.A., her music, and her attitude & I love it.