M.I.A. - "Y.A.L.A." video

M.I.A. is on her Enter The Void shit. The video for “Y.A.L.A.” — the contra-Drake rave assault from her new album Matangi — comes with an epilepsy warning, and holy shit does it ever earn it. The clip uses flashing lights and negative color-schemes to turn M.I.A.’s already-severe on-camera presence into some sort of gargoyle-queen visage, making ample use of the best pop sneer since Billy Idol. It’s all sensation, and it’s pretty great. M.I.A. made the video in collaboration with the British fashion-and-stuff magazine i-D and with the fashion house Kenzo, and Daniel Sannwald directed. Check it out below.

Matangi is out now on Interscope.

Comments (2)
  1. This video makes me miss Missy Elliott.

  2. Epilepsy: Once again another reason for me to not listen to MIA.

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