On a Friday filled with musical releases by women, London-based M.I.A adds to the blessings with a visual for “Finally,” the seventh track on her AIM album released in September 2016. In the single, she makes it clear that she’s at a point in her life that she’s no longer bothered by her detractors, singing, “What haters say about me don’t worry me. I keep it moving forward to what’s ahead of me.”
Directed by Vivian Sassen and styled by Venezia Reid, M.I.A. is shot walking and lying in the flatbed of a pick-up truck through a Senegalese beach and desert.
Currently M.I.A. is in the midst of her role as curator of the Meltdown Festival in London (June 8-18, 2017), and as part of the event, moderated a discussion, which included WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (who joined remotely), along with philosophers Slavoj Žižek and Srećko Horvat to discuss “the complexities of global activism and art in a changing world.”
Check out the video below, edited by Maya Arulpragasam herself, along with her album AIM.