It’s been years since M.I.A. has released a new project. Her last album, AIM, arrived in 2016 and she’s been, well, pretty much musically M.I.A. ever since. In fact, she insinuated she was quitting music altogether shortly after AIM, blaming censorship.

In a 2018 interview with Rolling Stone, she was asked if she was indeed retired.

” I don’t know how to answer that question,” she said. “I want to [retire], and I have said I am. And, yes, that is as much as I have to say. And it’s time for new people to come through, but that’s very difficult. It’s a very difficult thing. Because actually I think it’s harder now than it was for me 15 years ago, which is crazy. It’s really nuts.”

But on Tuesday (January 28), the London-born artist — real name Mathangi “Maya” Arulpragasam — teased a comeback via Instagram while delivering a snippet of new music in the process.

“NEW DECADE, NEW MIA, EXPLORING PLANETS AND PLATFORMS,” she captioned the post. “JOIN ME JAN 31ST 2020.”

The post also includes footage of M.I.A. herself, rocking pink hair, a pink jacket and pink nails while appearing to mouth the words, “Own me” or “Owe me” (it’s unclear).

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