Unsettling scenes of British thug life replete with candy-colored 3D guns and flashing disco drones in MIA’s new video for “Double Bubble Trouble.” Not normally something that would interest me, but the video’s weird ’80s-public-access vibe paired with the creepy end-of-days technology and darkly political undertones definitely left me rattled. I had to watch it three times before I was able to move on. Of special interest: MIA’s gold grill with its teeth chains (SERIOUSLY WTF, HOW DOES THAT EVEN WORK?) and the cheeky niqāb veils with the digital faces on them. Sometimes the future scares me.
Directed by MIA, herself. She is one badass bitch, isn’t she?