The six-minute clip, which featured both "Swords" and "Warriors", was directed by M.I.A. herself and premiered exclusively on Apple Music on July 13, 2015, simultaneously with the single. Shot in the city of Maolashtra in Kolhapur, India, "Swords" features dancers performing routines with swords and sticks, interspersed with scenes from M.I.A. in a 10th century Hindu temple and lighting up a large Om panel. The video for "Warriors" was filmed in Côte d'Ivoire in West Africa and features a Zaouli dancer. M.i.a. said she saw a video of him on YouTube and spent two years trying to find him. She then flew to Africa and filmed her performance.