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Jessie Reyez Releases Powerful Video for 'Intruders'

“Colonialism is the mitochondria of racism.”

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Jessie Reyez Releases Powerful Video for 'Intruders'

“Colonialism is the mitochondria of racism.”

Jessie Reyez has just released the music vide for her track “Intruders,” which is a part of her debut album Before Love Came To Kill Us. Tapping into the deep-rooted effects of colonization, the animated video serves as an allegory reflecting today’s society, as well as the many detrimental effects brought on by oppression, theft and more by governmental institutions. The music video comes at a time where the cultural commentary is more important than ever, standing with the Black Lives Matter movement and supporting the voices that are needing to be heard. As Reyez herself sings, “Colonialism is the mitochondria of racism.”

In addition to the important message in the video, the singer is also making change by announcing that 100% of her royalties earned from “Intruders” streams in the U.S. until December 31, 2020, will be donated to Colin Kaepernick’s Know Your Rights organization.

Watch the video for “Intruders” in the video above, and read the powerful lyrics below:

I FOUND YOU, CLEARED LAND
PUT DOWN MY FLAG
THIS IS MINE FROM NOW ON
WHEN I SEE INTRUDERS
I LOAD UP MY WEAPONS
AND FIRE MY CANNONS
I WROTE YOUR NAME
EVERYWHERE
FOR ALL EYES TO SEE
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

I WROTE YOU A LOVE SONG
A WAR SONG
I’LL SING IT WHEN THE SHIPS COME
I’LL DIE FOR MY STATE
LOVE IN MY VEINS
YOU ARE MY KINGDOM
I WROTE YOUR NAME
EVERYWHERE
FOR ALL EYES TO SEE
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

SO PLEASE NO INTRUDERS
I KILL ALL INTRUDERS
CAUSE MY LOVE IS RUTHLESS
SO PLEASE NO INTRUDERS

I GOT HEADS ON THE TABLE
HEADS ON A STAKE
OF PEOPLE THAT FAILED
AND DONE MADE THE MISTAKE OF THINKING
I’D LET THEM IN
BUT THIS IS MY LAND
SO DON’T YOU COME IN
THIS IS MY LAND

SO PLEASE NO INTRUDERS
I KILL ALL INTRUDERS
CAUSE MY LOVE IS RUTHLESS
SO PLEASE NO INTRUDERS

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