Published Nov 19, 2015Borders seem to be on M.I.A.'s mind at the moment. This summer, she released a short film called Matahdatah Scroll 01: Broader Than a Border, and now she's unveiled a new single called — you guessed it — "Borders."
The song sounds like classic M.I.A., with a playful vocal melody that mingles with dark, moody synth tones and a grooving hip-hop beat. The lyrics tackle worldly themes with colloquial cheekiness, as M.I.A. addresses a series of broad topics — borders, politics, identities, privilege, values, beliefs, families, power, etc. — and repeatedly asks "What's up with that?"
Hear the song below [via xclusivejams/Stereogum].