Watch Rye Rye and M.I.A.’s video for new song, “Sunshine”

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Not surprisingly, the video is pretty sun-drenched. I know a lot of you have iffy feelings about M.I.A., and I get that, but I would really like to stress how awesome Rye Rye is. As I mentioned when I covered the Hard NYC concert back in July, she completely steals the show when she's involved. Imagine how depressed I was when I got home and found out she'd only released about four songs.

Luckily for me, her first album, Go! Pop! Bang!, is coming out soon. Unluckily for me, however, "soon" means January. It seems like Rye Rye is taking some cues from her N.E.E.T. label mates Sleigh Bells and releasing songs just sort of whenever:

And I will say that while I'm normally M.I.A.'s biggest defender, I'm not a huge fan of her voice on this track. Thankfully, I have Rye Rye's rapping to distract me.