Exodus

Songfacts®:

  • This Trip-Hoppy song finds M.I.A. sampling the Weeknd's vocals from "Lonely Star," a track from the R&B singer-songwriter's mixtape Thursday. The Sri Lanka native told MTV News that she tapped his producer Doc McKinney to nail down the proper sound. "When I first heard ['Lonely Star'], I wanted to make a remix version but then the song grew," she said. "I sang on top of the song, but when I heard it back it didn't really make sense as a remix so it [became a] totally different concept, and then it grew into a full song."
  • M.I.A. reprises the song later on Matangi with an alternative version titled "Sexodus."

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