Published Oct 04, 2019Jessie Reyez has delivered a brand new track called "Far Away," and it arrives with a matching music video.
The song is from Reyez's forthcoming full-length debut, which is slated to arrive in 2020 FMLY/Island Records.
The video captures the heartbreak of the border crisis between the U.S. and Mexico, and sees Reyez and her partner being forcefully separated from each other.
She released a statement about the powerful sentiment behind the song and video, which reads:
Attachment to someone is both something beautiful and something painful. Imagine finally finding your home in another human being but they're stuck on the other side of this rock we're all on. You're left wanting nothing more than a hug — their hug — that simultaneously feels like a pillow and a drug. Somehow when they hurt, you hurt, when they smile, you smile. This is love suspended in animation, before it's tainted by reality (because eventually all hearts break again) but in this moment, neither of you are running from one another — it's only water and borders and God keeping you apart. Water and borders and God keeping you from home. This is pre-heart break; when both sets of lungs are still working and when you miss them and they miss you back and you feel each other even when you're far away.
Reyez is also encouraging fans to donate to the ACLU, Al Otro Lado and the Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project. Find full information here.
Watch the video for "Far Away" or stream the song below.