M.I.A. has released a special two single released, “Matahdatah Scroll 01 ‘Broader Than A Border’” via Interscope Records. This audiovisual project features the singles “Swords” and “Warriors.”
Fans can check out both singles on Apple Music. The audiovisual project includes a short film that flows smoothly with both songs. The film was directed by M.I.A. The entire LP, “Matahdatah Scroll 01 ‘Broader Than A Border’” can be purchased via Itunes. Notes that fans need to have Itunes in order to access this content.
The artist has not released an album since her 2013 release of Matangi. As this project includes the track “Swords” from M.I.A.’s upcoming album Matahdatah, this project is hinting that release date for the album may appear soon. According to Pitchfork, M.I.A used footage shot in West Africa and India to compose the video. In a statement about the video, M.I.A said the following:
“I directed and edited my first music video for “Warriors” for my last album, MATANGI, and I held it back until now, because it inspired me to make a whole series of songs and videos on the concept of borders. Making songs and videos at the same time out of a suitcase on location is something I did on my album KALA, but it’s video, as well as music, made by me in a very ARULAR way.”
In an official press release on the project, M.I.A goes on to say:
“My new song ‘Swords’ was filmed in a Temple in India and we recorded the clang of the metal to make the beat at the same time as shooting these incredible girls. There’s ten more of these countries coming and I haven’t chased where to go yet, so who knows where this project will take me. ‘Warriors’ was shot in Cote d’Ivoire with a guy I saw in a youtube video doing the most incredible dancing. I tracked down that exact guy, flew out there and played him the ‘Warriors’ track. He did his thing for me. He is a spiritual warrior and communicates through dancing. It’s a lifelong commitment for him to be the designated spiritual body that channels that dance.”
Any further updates and information about M.I.A and her newly released material, “Matahdatah Scroll 01 ‘Broader Than A Border’” can be found on her official website.