Never one to shy away from controversy, Oscar-nominated artist/trans activist/pop goddess ANOHNI has written the haunting and glorious “Drone Bomb Me.” According to the press release, it is “a love song written from the perspective of a young girl in Afghanistan whose family has been executed by unmanned U.S. drones. She dreams of being annihilated.” WHOA. The video stars Naomi Campbell in a can’t-look-away performance, crying and lip-syncing and generally just BRINGING THE HOUSE DOWN. Her lip quivers. Tears tumble from her eyes. She is MAGNIFICENT. Seriously, the need to open up a Best Actress category at the VMAs. She would be a shoo-in. Directed by Nabil (who has previously collaborated with FKA twigs, Frank Ocean, and Kanye West) and art directed/styled by Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci, it’s your MUST-SEE VIDEO OF THE DAY, without a doubt.
ANOHNI’s album HOPELESSNESS is out May 6 via Secretly Canadian/Rough Trade.