M.I.A. Shares Unseen Archival Video For Unreleased 2004 Track ‘Reload’

Galang era.

If you’ve not yet peeped M.I.A.’s documentary, what the hell have you been doing? Telling the story of her independent rise to fame from a life as a Sri Lankan refugee and daughter of a former member of the Tamil Tigers resistance fighter group, it’s essential and gripping viewing.

There’s loads of never seen before footage — home videos, tour diaries and, as it turns out, music videos. Recorded before her debut record, Galang, in 2004, ‘Reload’ comes from her experiments with Elastica’s Justine Frischmann and a Roland 505. Then hey made the lo-fi clip in Frischmann’s basement. Watch and listen below.