We’re not massive fans of M.I.A, but we do like anything to do with music video king-pin Romain Garvas – his video CV reads like a who’s who of cool: Justice’s Stress and A Cross The Universe, DJ Mehdi’s ‘Signatune’ and, of course, M.I.A’s controversial ‘Born Free’ are amongst some of his finest work.
M.I.A said about the video: ‘It was dope to have so many people from so many different backgrounds speaking so many different languages come together to create something that we believed in,” says M.I.A about the video. “I thought I was gonna die on the shoot when I saw the drifting. It was a four day shoot so everyone was on edge the whole time specifically ME when I had to do bluesteel singing to the camera while the cars did doughnuts on the wet road ten feet away. In my mind I was thinking how I was gonna deliver the video to Vice with no legs.”