Jessie Reyez Tackles Historical Trial In Empowering New Video, Body Count

Singer Jessie Reyez tackles gender inequality and how women have paid the price for injustices over the years and throughout history in her very empowering new Peter Huang-directed video, Body Count, which she premiered earlier today through Vevo.  Like the very beautifully acoustic, yet powerfully empowering record that has Reyez singing defiantly about freedom, self-love, sexuality and independence over the dark backdrop, the new visual also tackles the songs deeper meaning, which challenges double standards about sexual freedom that women have faced throughout history.  The talented singer/songwriter virtually recreating the historical Salem Witch Trials, which so many women were persecuted for and even fired to death at the stack for, whether it was about their sexual selectiveness or just saying no because they didn’t want to sleep with someone or marry them.  The powerful new visual, which Reyez and Huang shot in Reyez’s hometown of Toronto really helping bring the powerful real-life topic of the record truly to life in a way that even with its empowering and inspiring message, also needed to show at the burning heart of it, the confrontational topic women face and have had to live so long with throughout history.