M.I.A. “Paper Planes” on The Late Show with David Letterman 09.13.2007

Posted September 17th, 2007 by Eric Greenwood · No Comments

M.I.A. tones it way down for national TV, performing one of maybe two songs from her new record, Kala, that would even be remotely suitable in this context. The sampled gunshots are replaced with muted electronic sounds, and M.I.A.’s energy is sorely lacking, as is her ability, apparently, to hit any sort of note consistently. Despite all of this, she still kind of tears it up.

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