M.I.A.'s new video for Born Free (the first single off her upcoming, untitled album) is seriously disturbing. And you seriously need to watch it. Although the video is not any more graphic than many of the films we review on this blog, I still need to warn you that it's not easy to watch.
Having lived in both a Western nation and a war-torn country (Sri Lanka), M.I.A.'s music has always reflected her own hybrid identity. Her music has always been political but her music videos have never been so graphic or blatant in their political statements, until now. Please follow the link below to watch Born Free. Also, the track (which is great too) is now available for download on iTunes. You can read more about M.I.A.'s new video and her recent Twitter escapades here.
Watch The Video
Editor's Note: The video was pulled from YouTube this morning due to its graphic violence, but here it is from Vimeo