With the release of her new single “Far Away,” released Friday, October 4th, Jessie Reyez is taking some bold shots at Donald Trump and others in power by finally speaking out against America’s current immigration laws and policies.
The video shows the Colombian-Canadian singer traumatized after realizing her relationship had been torn to pieces after her lover was scooped up in a violent ICE raid. Visuals of the U.S.-Mexico border and Trump are also displayed through a television to drive her point home.
Reyez told CBS News,
“I see myself in those that are being wrongfully persecuted. I see my dad anytime I see people disrespecting a Latino because they can’t speak English properly. I see those things, I wanted to make it as potent a visual as possible. So it can be a catalyst in your brain.”
Reyez’s debut album is expected to touch bases on themes of death, life, and separation. The project is set to be released in the early part of 2020.