In her new music video for “The New International Sound Pt. II” -- an electrifying collaboration with GENER8ION (a.k.a. French producer Surkin) -- M.I.A. carries forth her reputation for aesthetic opulence.
Taking place at Shaolin Tagou, China’s biggest fighting school for children, the video demands as much focus as it portrays. The cast of 36,000 students exhilarates and awes with a fierce performance. A passionate fusion of uniformity and power, the Inigo Westmeier-directed production provides a peephole into this captivating culture.