Ai Weiwei - Chinese Dissident Ai Weiwei Debuts New Video And Song

Artist and dissident Ai Weiwei has released an expletive-laden new music video attacking the Chinese lawmakers who put him behind bars.

In the lyrics of the heavy metal track, titled Dumb**s, angry Ai Weiwei recalls his 81-day detention in 2011, while the video, shot by Australian filmmaker Christopher Doyle, features a mock-up of his jail cell and revisits his time behind bars, surrounded by corrupt prison guards.

Many of the lyrics are unfit to print, but one line translates as: "Stand on the frontline like a dumb**s, in a country that puts out like a hooker... tolerance be damned, to hell with manners, the low-life's invincible."

Ai Weiwei has dedicated the track and the accompanying promo to "all those people who do not have the opportunity to raise their voice".

He tells the Bbc, "In the past 60 years there have been innumerable amounts of people who have been killed or sent away from their homes, even tortured to death."

The startling video ends with Ai Weiwei shaving his head and donning women's clothing and heavy make-up.

He claims writing and recording the song and filming the video was a form of therapy for him and now the 55 year old is planning to release a hard rock album later this year (13).

The song and video have already been banned in China.


Contactmusic

Tags:

Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

Dark Drama 'The Riot Club' Is Never Dull, But Lacks Bite

The Riot Club, formerly known as 'Posh' and based on Laura Wade's 2010 play...

Dark Drama 'The Riot Club' Is Never Dull, But Lacks Bite

Aphex Twin - Syro Album Review

If you're even remotely into electronic music, then you are more than likely to know who Aphex Twin is. After becoming...

Aphex Twin - Syro Album Review

Game of Thrones' Maisie Williams Set for Channel 4 'Cyber Bullying' Drama

Maisie Williams, best known for playing Arya Stark in HBO's Game of Thrones...

Game of Thrones' Maisie Williams Set for Channel 4 'Cyber Bullying' Drama

Reaper - Trailer

The Reaper (Mike Michaels) was formerly an ordained minister before embarking on a rampant killing spree with...

Reaper Trailer

Adam Duritz Of Counting Crows Talks Of Liberation, Fun And Childhood Fascinations

Counting Crows have delighted us with their first album release since...

Adam Duritz Of Counting Crows Talks Of Liberation, Fun And Childhood Fascinations

Ringo Deathstarr - Live Review

The Sabotage Club in Lisboa has all the trappings of the typical toilet circuit venue, if you were to disregard a decade...

Ringo Deathstarr supported by The Telescopes, NAAM,  11th September 2014, Lisboa Sabotage Club Live Review

'X-Men: Deadpool' Set For 2016, Ryan Reynolds Likely to Star

X-Men: Deadpool, a project that has long been in development for Twentieth...

'X-Men: Deadpool' Set For 2016, Ryan Reynolds Likely to Star

Ben Whishaw Lands Starring Role in BBC Thriller 'London Spy'

Ben Whishaw, the British actor who played Q in Skyfall and who portray the...

Ben Whishaw Lands Starring Role in BBC Thriller 'London Spy'

Dolly Parton - Blue Smoke: The Best of Dolly Parton Album Review

Dolly Parton is an international treasure - and a rare breed, at that. She is a...

Dolly Parton - Blue Smoke: The Best of Dolly Parton Album Review
Advertisement

Comments

Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All