Watch M.I.A.'s Visually Rich Video For 'P.O.W.A.'

Directed by MIA M.I.A. "AIM" Album out now iTunes: Apple Music: Google Play: Amazon: Spotify: Music video by M.I.A. performing P.O.W.A. (C) 2017 Maya Arulpragasam under exclusive license to Interscope Records

M.I.A. still does not want to be your pop icon, thank you very much. Over a hyper-cut sample of "Blue Moon" by The Marcels, she sings, "I'm not Rihanna / I'm not Madonna / I'm not Mariah, or Ariana."

"P.O.W.A." is her first single since last year's uneven AIM, and its bite is a reminder that M.I.A.'s true power is in the single. She also directs this visually rich video, as M.I.A. sits in a truck bed full of flowers and lets a long orange veil fly across a mountain backdrop. A row of dancers in matching outfits look like a orange, black and white wave — a Christo and Jean-Claude installation in human form.

M.I.A. will curate the 2017 edition of Meltdown in London this June, asking fans to help to fill out the festival bill:

For me this Meltdown will be about putting on a musical week that shows different types of music which have inspired each other to exist. Genres that support other genres, redefining the concept of a melting pot. Respect the history, don't live in it. I plan to bring together music's best forward thinkers who have contributed to all our lives. When music acts as inspiration, it's boundary-less.

Hear M.I.A.'s interview with Morning Edition about her "Borders" video.