This is the video for Pussy Riot's first English-language song, 'I Can't Breathe'. The track-and-video combination, inspired by the murder of Eric Garner by a police officer in Staten Island, NY, and the following protests, is dedicated to all 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 video, a symbolic one, finds Nadya and Masha of Pussy Riot buried alive whilst wearing Russian riot police uniforms – dirt gradually invades their faces, getting in their eyes and mouths, and covers their bodies; the feeling of being forever stamped upon by oppressors, from the police to the very heart of government itself.

The song itself is a collaborative effort. Produced by Pussy Riot, it also features members of Russian bands Scofferlane and The Jack Wood, as well as Nick Zinner on bass/piano (of Yeah Yeah Yeahs), electronics from Andrew Wyatt (Miike Snow) and Shazad Ismaily on drums. Punk icon Richard Hell appears at the end, acting out Garner's last words to harrowing effect, matching the abrasive crescendo of the distorted beat and crushed synthetic sounds.

Talking about the song to Pitchfork, Pussy Riot spoke about American issues mirroring those they faced in Russia. "It truly was inspired by what happened in the U.S.," they said, "But it has an attitude forged in the Russia we are living in today, in which we are trying so desperately to do something useful."

Also released is a short documentary to accompany the song, which features footage from protests in New York following Eric Garner's murder. Watch both below.