Although she isn't eligible to vote in the US election, M.I.A. is using Election Day to discuss the politics of Joy Division. Just hours before the polls opened on Tuesday, she posted a video for a brand new track -- a collaboration with DJ Blaqstarr entitled 'S.U.S. (Save Ur Soul)' -- on her MySpace blog. The low-frills video ends with a visually stirring image that M.I.A. says they pulled from a Joy Division video. The image caused her to think "about the election and that's how people want you to see the world," she writes in the blog. "Black/white, good/evil, Jesus/Devil. For you the words are Obama vs. McCain. For me, it's terror vs. genocide."
Not to belittle terror or genocide, by any means, but we're glad the words aren't "early retirement."