July 25th, 2011
12:48 PM ET
M.I.A. works fast.
The controversial singer released a track titled “27,” referencing the ominous “27 Club” -– featuring deceased rock stars Kurt Cobain, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison, among others –- on Saturday night. Troubled singer Winehouse, 27, was found dead in her North London home earlier in the day.
On the tribute track, M.I.A. sings: “All rock stars go to heaven, you said you’ll be dead at 27...I took you to the clinic to get you clean but you couldn’t...Said in 2 days ur 27 an ur destiny was comin'.”
So how’d she get the song out so soon after Winehouse's passing? M.I.A. notes in a Twitter post that she’d already recorded the unfinished song, which has garnered more than 130,000 plays since its release this weekend. In her tweet linking to the demo, M.I.A. added, “R.I.P. A.M.Y.”
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