Jessie Reyez has released a heavy animated music video for her song “Intruders.”
The energetic visual highlights the longstanding tension between colonizers and an indigenous woman fighting for their homeland. According to a press release, the video shows the detrimental societal effects brought on by governmental and economic institutions founded on oppression and theft.
“You’re beautiful, beautiful / I see them stare / But you belong to me / So please, no intruders / I kill all intruders / ’Cause my love is ruthless / So please, no intruders,” Reyez sings soulfully on the chorus of the song.
Additionally, the Canadian singer announced that 100 percent of royalties earned from streams of “Intruders” in the United States from June 18 to December 31, 2020 will be donated to Colin Kaepernick’s Know Your Rights organization.
Kaepernick, an NFL quarterback player and American civil rights activist, founded the youth campaign in 2016 to raise awareness of higher education, self-empowerment, and interacting with law enforcement.
“Intruders” is a track off Reyez’s album Before Love Came to Kill Us, which dropped in March this year. The record includes the songs “Ankles,” “Love in the Dark” and “Imported” featuring 6LACK. A month after this release, the singer also issued a deluxe version of the project, which included new collabs with Rico Nasty, JID and more.
Watch the video for “Intruders” below: