M.I.A. Traumatizes Us (In A Good Way) With “Born Free” Mini-Movie

Becky Bain | April 26, 2010 11:03 am

M.I.A. made a haunting, traumatic, violent and disturbingly beautiful nine-minute mini-movie for her single “Born Free” that could easily be viewed as a statement regarding other recent nine-minute mini-movie music videos that appear to glamorize violence. But we’ll let you be the judge of that. Watch the vid over at M.I.A.’s official site, but be forewarned—it’s incredibly NSFW, unless you work in a war zone or an incredibly creepy office where exploding human bodies are seen as commonplace.

A little too early in the day for death, destruction and social commentary? Jump below to check out the trauma-free track list to the artist’s upcoming June release. 

Maya Arulpragasam, who has taken over Pitchfork Media’s Twitter account for the day, uploaded a twitpic of her computer screen displaying the track listing of her as-yet-to-be-titled album. (She’s taking suggestions, though! How about Rainbows And Lollipops, just for the sake of irony?)

1. The Message 2. Steppin Up 3. XXXO 4. Teqkilla 5. Lovealot 6. Story To Be Told 7. It Takes A Muscle 8. It Is What It Iz 9. Born Free 10. Meds and Feds 11. Tell Me Why 12. Space 13. Internet Connection * 14. Illygirl * 15. Believer * 16. Caps Lock * * = Exclusively on deluxe

May we conclude that “Space” is the new title for the previously surfaced “There’s Space For Ol Dat I See“? And do we have another “Paper Planes” Top 40 hit somewhere in this LP?

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