Pussy Riot "I Can't Breathe" (videos)

Pussy Riot "I Can't Breathe" (videos)

Russian protest punk unit Pussy Riot have unveiled a new video for their first English-language recording, "I Can't Breathe."
 
As you may have guessed from the title, the track was inspired by the death of Eric Garner (the New York man who died after being put in a chokehold by a cop) and the ensuing protest movements against police brutality. According to the band, the video is dedicated to those "who suffer from state terror — killed, choked, perished because of war and police violence — to political prisoners and those on the streets fighting for change."
 
The clip itself was shot in Moscow, in a single take and features band members Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alyokhina dressed as police, being buried alive. A second clip for the same song features footage from the New York City protests.
 
The track itself was recorded in New York and marks the first English single from Pussy Riot. They enlisted some high-profile help from Nick Zinner (Yeah Yeah Yeahs), Andrew Wyatt (Miike Snow), Shazad Ismaily, the Jack Wood and Scofferlane, as well as punk icon Richard Hell, who reads the powerful closing lines of the song.
 
Watch both videos for "I Can't Breathe" below.