One of my favorite artists, M.I.A., is finally back from her hiatus. She is finally releasing a new album this June. She also released her first single titled, “Born Free” and uploaded the video exclusively on her official website.
Before you watch this, you must be aware that this video is very graphic with violence. It also has strong sexual content. It’s a pretty intense video and fits well with the song.
The film is directed by a guy named, Romain Gavras. You will see SWAT police officers, barging into this apartment building taking people and arresting them violently. You will see drug use and a fat couple fuckin’ each other in bed. Nudity and all. The video will even get far as murdering children by blowing their heads off with a gun. It’s pretty intense and brutal stuff.
What is the message M.I.A. sending through this video? It’s definitely political, indeed. Is it about drug bust? Illegal immigration? Cops gone evil? Note sure. I don’t understand either.
It is a great song though. I’ve always loved M.I.A. Her music is very powerful. I think she’s way better than Lady Gaga. I’m a huge M.I.A. fan and can’t wait for her new album!
Enjoy the video here:
Edit to add: Notice all the young people that the police kidnapped? They’re all redheads. The bus drives by a picture with three red head army guys holding their hands up in the air. What do they have against redheaded people? What is this? Very strange video. Not sure what the message is.
Edit to add part 2: Oh I get it now. Watching the video again, the reason the cops have busted on those redhead people is because those three painted kids on the wall there, they must of used to be in the army. Now they are a militia. Notice, the two red headed kids hiding around the corner as the SWAT bus is driving away, wearing a red bandana around their mouth looking like a militia or a gang, then they come out throwing rocks at ’em or something. It has to do something with that. The redheads want their freedom, like the title says “Born Free”. That’s why the kids are young in the video.