Multiculturalism, Xenophobia features in new video of 'Swet Shop Boys' called Zayn Malik

The visual, takes a dig at Donald Trump's recent action on immigration and anti-Muslim remarks.

Published: 26th January 2017 02:39 PM  |   Last Updated: 26th January 2017 02:56 PM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

The hip hop trio, Swet Shop Boys have released their video for their single, 'Zayn Malik'. The track, from their popular album Cashmere and the visual, takes a dig at Donald Trump's recent action on immigration and anti-Muslim remarks.

Directed by Broken Antenna, the video is a celebration of British Asian culture. With an extensive use of drones and Indo-British actors in black suits lighting fireworks in Asian neighbourhood like Whitechapel and Southall in London has made this video a dark and a provocative one with an aim to address multiculturalism.

Interestingly, the video is titled after the ex-One Direction singer, Zayn Malik. It also contains lines which goes like Look Zayn Malik's got more than 80 virgins on him, There is more than one direction to get to paradise etc.

Born in 2014, the Indian-American/British-Pakistani hip hop group Swet Shop boys was formed by rappers Heems and Riz MC and Redinho. Riz MC is more popular as an actor with films like 'Star Wars: Rogue One', 'Nightcrawler', 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist' and the Netflix original, 'The OA'. Watch 'Zayn Malik' by Swet Shop Boys here: YouTube Link from official Swet Shop page


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