A prolific visual artist, M.I.A. has previously shied away from directing music videos.
Now, though, she’s decided to take charge of her next clip. Co-produced with The Partysquad, ‘Double Bubble Trouble’ is a lurid piece of dancehall inspired machine funk, with Maya displaying typical edge.
Stepping in to direct the clip, the aesthetic – sharp juxtaposition, a DIY feel and collision of colours, culture, language – will be familiar to anyone who has followed the singer’s work.
Check it out below.
It’s all in the day’s work for M.I.A. whose recently Stateside tour saw the singer headline over A$AP Ferg. As if that wasn’t enough, she found time to remix Beyonce and performed the world’s first hologram duet – M.I.A. and Janelle Monae were beamed into each other’s concerts.