MIA’s New Song Inspiration: Verizon Tech Support

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If practically having a baby onstage wasn’t enough, she’s apparently written a song inspired by being on hold for Verizon Internet tech support. Can’t wait for the hook by my Pinoy call center folk.

The new tracks include “I Fight the Ones That Fight Me” and “I’m Down Like Your Internet Connection,” which actually features Filipino Verizon workers singing the hook. “I was having issues with my cable and wireless, and I was on the phone [with tech support] for three hours, and I thought, ‘Maybe this needs to be part of my music, could you just learn these lyrics and sing it down the phone to me?’ Ten phone calls later, I have Internet that sticks and a song.”

via M.I.A. Teams With Blaqstarr, Verizon Workers for Summer Disc : Rolling Stone : Rock and Roll Daily.

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