M.I.A. Shares Self-Directed Video 'Borders': Watch
About a week after sharing her new song “Borders,” M.I.A. dropped the music for the unfiltered banger exclusively on Apple Music Friday, Nov. 27.
In the hard-hitting track, M.I.A. calls out politics, policy and the privileged while waving the flag for freedom. She dedicated the self-directed “Borders” video to her Uncle Bala, who she described on social media as an “icon and role model” who helped her family escape from Sri Lankan to England.
“Borders” will appear on M.I.A.’s upcoming fifth album Matahdatah. Earlier this year, she told EW that the project is “like a journal. And the journal happens to be a really wide journey. It’s about borders and it’s kind of testing the human idea of that -- whether it’s physical borders, geographical or philosophical ones.”
In July, the rapper released an audiovisual project called Matahdatah Scroll 01 Broader Than a Border, a six-minute clip that featured her songs "Warriors" and "Swords." She also unleashed her video for "The New International Sound Pt. II," which featured 36,000 Chinese children fighters.