M.I.A. is Crossing Borders

Well, M.I.A. strikes again. In her newest music video ‘Borders’, from her upcoming album ‘MATAHDATAH’, the Bad Girl hits us in the face with reality. The global refugee crisis and the overall state of the world are no longer to be pushed away. This is our present and not only M.I.A. – you are in the midst of it, also here in Berlin. ‘Borders’ is a document of our time and it doesn’t insinuate. It impeaches and it has every right to do so. M.I.A’s picture language is radical and unsparing, the beats are drastic.

The topic’s urgency gets crystal clear – visually and acoustically. M.I.A., who directed the clip, confronts us with scrutiny, calls us to get going and asks the right questions.

What’s up with that?
What’s up with that?
Police shots
What’s up with that?
What’s up with that?
Your privilege
What’s up with that?

‘Borders’ sends a clear message. Unlike many other artists, the 40-year-old dared to go all the way. Make no mistake: M.I.A. remains powerful and reminds us: There is something we can do about it.
Because: “We’re solid and we don’t need to kick them”.

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