Annie Mac’s “Hottest Record” today was a new release from ANOHNI titled “Drone Bomb Me.” “The song is a love song from the perspective of a girl in Afghanistan,” the singer told Annie. “A nine year-old girl whose family has been killed by a drone bomb, and she is kind of looking up at the sky, and she’s gotten herself to a place where she just wants to killed by a drone bomb too. It’s quite sad. And that sometimes, especially when you’re a kid, is what you do when you’ve been a victim of something terrible. You find a way to make sense of it… that’s the impetus for the lyrics. Obviously it’s quite confrontational, and it’s an indictment of America’s drone campaign in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and so forth.”
ANOHNI also shared the clip for the track, which stars Naomi Campbell. Nabil directed the video, while Riccardo Tisci served as art director. "Drone Bomb Me" will appear on HOPELESSNESS, a new ANOHNI record due out May 6. Check out the tracklist below.
01. Drone Bomb Me
02. 4 Degrees
03. Watch Me
05. I Don't Love You Anymore
07. Violent Men
08. Why Did You Separate Me from the Earth?