Monday, April 26, 2010

Born Free

M.I.A's new video for the single "Born Free" is just...I can't even describe it. It's complete and absolutely NSFW, for children, or for the squeamish. Suicide's song "Ghost Rider" is overwhelmingly sampled in the track, and its lyric "America America is killing its youth" seems to be a heavy influence on this video (or rather, short film, as it does much more than any music video I've seen recently). I'm not really sure what to make of it, or if I "like" it, but it definitely got me thinking.

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

and the Suicide song it samples:

and a kooky live video of the song:

Ghost Rider from SUICIDE on Vimeo.


  1. I totally told you about Suicide AGES ago! "Ooooo...look what I discovered" indeed.

  2. Ah well, that *was* ages ago, and I'm older, wiser and cuter now. And that's all that matters. :)