Bibi Bourelly Shares Striking Video For "White House"
Singer-songwriter Bibi Bourelly continues to use her talented pen to spread a timely message. For her latest, the "Ballin" singer debuted the poignant video for "White House."
Images of the 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center to footage of children detained in immigration facilities are depicted within the three-minute reel. The visual also puts into perspective the dire circumstances humans are currently living through and the future issues from the environment to politics that will alter the lives of generations to come. Bourelly also shared a mission statement behind the piece:
I am a girl.
A regular girl.
I am not a pop star
Or a politician.
I am not a Straight A student.
I am an artist.
I try to tell the truth because
My father taught me that lying hurts.
Not only those around us , but ourselves.
It hurts everyone.
It jades our perspective and skews our principles.
It confuses us and everyone around us.
My father also taught me that when choosing to trust in or believe an individual you have to observe what they do before believing what they say.
I look at the grown ups who are the representatives of our country and I don’t believe them.
People like that never liked me.
They never liked us.
I know that because I’ve ran into them in encounters on the subway or the local community stores.
They tell us to speak more like them and to stop writing poems.
I’m a girl.
I have never stolen anything.
I am not a straight A student.
I am a brown girl, an artist and a poet.
I close my eyes sometimes and try to listen to the deepest part of my heart when things get scary or feel wrong to hear what it tells me like my father taught me to do and this is what came out.
In a previous interview with VIBE, Bourelly said one of her worries about being a creative in this industry is losing the ability to make tunes based on real-life issues.
"One of my biggest fears is that when I get to a certain level I will forget how to write about real life. I think that's what makes me an artist, the fact that I talk about the things that I experience. Music for me is an outlet," she said. "I feel things very intensely. Before I had the diction, the articulation to express what I felt I would create my music. The moment I begin to get a real understanding of diction and articulation, I begin to write about the things that were happening around me. It wasn't until people pointed it out to me that I was writing about the things that were happening around me that I realized it."
Watch the video up top.