M.I.A.'s "Born Free" is angrier than you can imagine
M.I.A.'s "Born Free" is angrier than you can imagine

Video: M.I.A.'s "Born Free" is NSFW and Extremely Brutal Towards Men With Strawberry Blonde Hair

Anyone expecting M.I.A. to ease her way back into public consciousness gradually obviously doesn't remember that her biggest hit of all time features some gunshots as part of the chorus. With "Born Free," Maya Arulpragasam manages to find a far more intense, manic musical backdrop for her rhetoric than "Paper Planes."

Couple that with a Romain Gavras-directed music video  that is among the most unsettling Crossfade has ever seen (he also created a similarly

unsettling Justice clip). Not for the faint at heart, or for those with meddlesome managers who like to lean over your shoulder at your desk.

Watch at your own risk after the jump.

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

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

Newsletters

All-access pass to the top stories, events and offers around town.

  • Top Stories
    Send: