Last week, M.I.A. stopped by Late Night with Seth Meyers in support of Matangi, delivering a truly zany performance of “Double Bubble Trouble” that featured, among other things, crazy dancers and a mini UFO. Today, she unveils the track’s accompanying music video, and it’s just as out there, albeit much more political. The self-directed clip depicts a gang of rebels armed with guns made using a 3D printer, as well as various scenes of protest, including a group of women wearing burkas illustrated with images of their faces. The video culminates with images of drones, cameras, and the phrase “1984 is now”, making for a potent call to action against the NSA and other forms of Big Brother surveillance. Watch it below.
If you haven’t already, be sure to check out M.I.A.’s remix of Beyoncé’s “Flawless”, which she’s re-titled “Baddygirl 2”.