oday, Jessie Reyez shares a video for “Intruders” from her debut album Before Love Came To Kill Us. The animated visual depicts the deep-rooted effects of colonization as a war between an indigenous woman fending off colonizers. The video serves as an allegory for today’s society and the detrimental effects brought on by governmental and economic institutions that were built on oppression and theft. Simply put, Reyez says “Colonialism is in the mitochondria of racism”.
Continuing to strive for change, Jessie announced that 100% of her royalties earned from streams of the track Intruders via streaming services in the United States from June 18th thru December 31, 2020 will be donated to Colin Kaepernick’s Know Your Rights organization https://www.knowyourrightscamp.com