Pitchfork premeried the new single of M.I.A.’s upcoming album, this is final version of Bad Girls (the 1st version was on ViCKi LEEKX) which will officially be available tomorrow. A Romain Gavra directed video is coming next Friday.
“I wanna get lost in you. And I swear
I grew like a wild flower every hour of the fifty years I was with you – and that’s not to say we didn’t have bad days.
Like the day you said, “That checkout clerk was so sweet.” And I said, “I’d like to eat that checkout clerk” and you said, “Honey, that’s not funny” and I said “Baby, maybe you could take a fucking joke now and then,” so I slept on the couch that night.
But when morning came, you were laughing.
Yeah, there were times we were both half-in and half out the door but I never needed more than the stars on your skin to lead me home.”—Andrea Gibson (via darienne-rae)
“African American women’s internal life experiences are part of the American story. So, when we’re listening, for example, to the GOP rhetoric about this nostalgia of this America when things were simpler and better. You could never tell that story if you bothered to think about African American women’s experiences because there is no moment in history where it is nostalgic and better to have been a little black girl.”—Melissa Harris-Perry (via sociolab)
“These things are usually simple. It’s the best song on your iPod. It’s the first bite of a good sandwich. It’s the walk home from the subway. The collapse into bed. The sound of your goddamn Gchat. The music venue before a concert starts, the fresh ice in your freezer, the
phone conversation with your friend, the crush you have, the socks you found matching. The moment you let yourself sit in your room and just let it be. I want you allow yourself one lovely moment every day of your unsettled life.”—