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After nearly a year of release-date delays, the provocative Sri Lankan artist is finally finished with her latest set of hypercatchy electro-rap jams. Lead singles "Bad Girls" and "Bring the Noize" are wild future-funk anthems; other potential tracks for the new LP range from apocalyptic club grooves ("Universe") to tweaked R&B ballads ("Come Walk With Me," "Sexodus"). "The mood is a bit more playful," says Switch, who produced several tunes. "But there's deep stuff, as well."

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