Born Free

Here is M.I.A.’s new video, “Born Free” (it contains both explicit violence and nudity, so feel free not to watch it if you are easily disturbed):

M.I.A, Born Free from ROMAIN-GAVRAS on Vimeo.

I was really looking forward to something new from M.I.A., since last year’s “Paper Planes”, featured on “Slumdog Millionaire” ‘s soundtrack. I really loved that track and the new one has a shocking video and message… The message as I see it? Any single one of us could be the next minority, a victim of the majority’s erruptive frustrations; any of us could be subject to discrimination. Needless to say, the video was banned in the US.

Regarding the sound, the song is not bad. Not memorable, either, but pretty well edited. Too bad you can’ really make out the lyrics. If you’re curious though, you can find them here.

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Posted on April 28, 2010, in English and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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