The coming-of-age comedy, co-created by Mindy Kaling (The Office, The Mindy Project) and Lang Fisher (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Mindy Project), returned for a third season last Friday (August 12).
In the opening scene of the final episode, titled ‘…lived the dream’we hear an unknown MIA track that is said to contain a sample of ‘Oh Vennilave’ by the Indian film composer Ilaiyaraaja.
The song in question features the words “stand up“, which could possibly be its title. You can watch a snippet of the scene here:
Never Have I Ever follows the life of Indian-American high school student Devi, who is dealing with the sudden death of her father. It’s loosely based on Mindy Kaling’s childhood experiences in Boston, Massachusetts, and has been praised for breaking South Asian stereotypes.
Last week saw MIA share a new single called ‘Popular’. The track was co-written and co-produced by Diploand is expected to appear on MIA’s sixth studio album ‘MATA’. A release date for the full-length project is not yet known.
As for her upcoming album on the whole, MIA told Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1: “I think there’s a bit of a battle on the record. That there is a bit of a clash, but the clash is like your ego and spirituality. Those are the clashes. Because as a musician, you need some ego, otherwise you can’t do it.”