Song of the Day #4,465: ‘Far Away’ – Jessie Reyez

I’m not sure how or when I first came across the video for Jessie Reyez’s ‘Far Away.’ I’ll be honest, it probably had something to do with the photo accompanying this post.

Regardless, this is a wonderful example of driving a message through art. The song is about a long-distance relationship, but one lyric (“you’re still waiting for your papers, been feelin’ like the government wants to break us up”) reveals that it’s not just distance but immigration status keeping these lovers apart.

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