M.I.A has been one of my favorites since I discovered her in about 2002. I Didn’t appreciate her for real until 2006-2007… Of course off her “Paper Planes” single. Now she’s a momma and mega-rich off one song and decides to comeback with a hard-rock/hip-hop/noise garden of a song with an ultra-violent video that promotes the murder of Ginger Kids and the beating of really fat old people. I LOVE IT! 😉
Real talk though the video is pretty interesting and kind reminds me that art… Well art is pretty much what the artist wants it to be (even when it has nothing to do with the song in the case of a music video like this). Can’t go wrong with that excuse when it comes to fuckery like this. “Born Free” was directed by Romain-Gavras, who I’m hearing is notorious for ultra-violent music videos. I’m going to check more of his work out ASAP!.
Any hoots, enjoy this one. It’s a pretty dope video if you can stand red headed kids getting blown to bits and old naked fat people getting beaten with batons. (._.)
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Download: M.I.A. – Born Free