British rapper and singer Mathangi “Maya” Arulpragasam MBE, known by her stage name M.I.A just released her first official single titled “The One”, the song is the first taste of her sixth studio album tagged, “MATA“.
“The One” is an uptempo track where she battles ego in pursuit of her truest self, expressing her faith in spirituality. Also M.I.A. revealed that the song was inspired by being in a bright place from a personal point of view, despite crafting it during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The song was produced by T-Minus, Rex Kudo, Charlie Handsome & Heavy Mellow, written by Charlie Handsome, T-Minus, Rex Kudo, M.I.A. & Heavy Mellow and released on March 26, 2022.
Head to head, toe to toe, showing up to go
They be sleeping on the heat, yeah, so I let em know
Zoned in, dialed in, tuned in to the core
Tryin’ to get the message out, so I help you grow
Spread my wings to the walk, I’m gon put a swing
This time I’m gonna flip the whole thing
New era, I’m gonna bring it in to the basics
Get the club bubbling