British rapper M.I.A. stood up for journalist Julian Assange and released a brand new song titled “CTRL.” The track is a drum-heavy cut that hears the rapper calling on citizens to “Stand up when they try to control.”
She wrote the track in opposition to the ongoing extradition of the WikiLeaks founder, and added a statement that reads: “The significance of this moment and this case is like nothing we have seen in modern jurisdiction. THIS IS NOT A LEFT THING, ITS NOT A RIGHT WING, ITS NOT ABOUT A BLACK THING VS WHITE THING, ITS ABOUT THE RIGHT THING!”
Listen to “CTRL” by M.I.A. which follows her March 2020 song, “OHMNI 202091,” exclusively on her ohmni site.
— M.I.A (@MIAuniverse) September 9, 2020