M.I.A. has premiered her latest self-directed music video for the single “Borders” on Apple Music, and like most of the work by the British artist of Sri Lankan descent, it seeks to make a political statement.

Refugees run in lines, climb fences and ride on boats in the background as the she sings, “What’s up with that?” about politics, identities, police shots and privilege.


— M.I.A (@MIAuniverse) November 24, 2015

Filmed in Chennai, the video is the second part of her multipart series Matahdatah, which will eventually be a full-length album and film. “Both are part of a truly global and characteristically DIY M.I.A. project,” her label said in a release. Read more…

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M.I.A.’s music video for ‘Borders’ takes us on a journey with refugees