​m.i.a. and g-dragon rap on new baauer track 'temple'

Alexander Wang’s new favourite DJ taps the British and South Korean rappers for a track from his debut album, out in March.

by Charlotte Gush
15 February 2016, 4:30pm

Photography @Baauer

Having dropped the controversial video for "Borders" a month ago, M.I.A is back with fresh verses on Baauer's new track "Temples." Not as explicitly political as "Borders," which references the refugee crisis, there is still a topical, anti-war message in the lyrics for "Temples": "Step into my temple and you see me on my throne / Gold on the dome, don't drop that drone."

South Korean rapper G-Dragon, who is a regular on the Chanel front row, also features on "Temples," which will appear on Baauer's debut album, Aa, scheduled to drop 18 March. The American producer has worked with a number of other collaborators on the album, including Novelist, Future, Rustie and Pusha T.

Baauer was recently unveiled as part of Alexander Wang's #WANGSQUAD alongside fellow musicians Travis Scott, Alice Glass, Aluna Francis of AlunaGeorge and CL, and models Binx Walton, Anna Ewers, Molly Bair, Issa Lish and more. The #WANGSQUAD campaign is set to drop around the same time as the album, mid-March.


Text Charlotte Gush
Photography @Baauer

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