The term "Mayday" is a distress signal, and in this song, Boys Noize (Alex Ridha), sends out the call. "'Mayday' is my warning signal against blind categorization and conformist synchronization," the German producer said. "A call for individuality and diversity – and a tribute to outsiders."
This song is featured in the Oliver Stone movie Snowden, about the famous whistleblower Edward Snowden.
The music video uses footage of the film Snowden along with publicly available surveillance video and factoids about the NSA like "There are more employees at the NSA than the FBI."
The video was debuted on 4chan, where it was incorporated into their 404 error page.