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M.I.A in her new self-directed visual for ‘Borders’via Apple Music

Watch M.I.A.’s heartbreaking new music video for ‘Borders’

The Sri Lankan rapper climbs wire fences and wades into the sea with refugees

After launching her politically-charged new single “Borders” last week, M.I.A. has unleashed this self-directed visual to accompany it, which shows the artist join a group of refugees as they try and climb wire over fences, huddle up on tiny boats, and travel across the sea. 

Just as in Pussy Riot's ”Refugees In”, the video and lyrics show a powerful solidary with those who are fleeing from conflict, with M.I.A. singing, “Borders, what's up with that? Politics, what's up with that? Police shots, what's up with that?"

According to a press release, the track will appear on her forthcoming fifth studio album Matahdatah

Watch the video below via Apple Music: