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Bibi Bourelly releases timely, moving video for ‘Riot’

A heartfelt song in a time when we definitely need a lot of love going around

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With the world just getting to know Bibi Bourelly, her latest clip shows she’s got a lot of compassion and a voice made to belt out emotional tunes like this track, ‘Riot.’ Yep, she’s got a lot more to give than just feisty songs like Rihanna’s ‘Bitch Better Have My Money’—but honestly if we ever debuted with something like that we probably would have been satisfied enough to retire. Of course, this isn’t the first heartfelt track we’ve seen from the 21-year-old, who featured on on Usher’s ‘Chains’ and Lil Wayne’s ‘Without You’. Yet the timing of this clip is what makes it as moving as it is.

The simplicity of the black and white shot complements the singer’s powerhouse voice, while clips play of various documentary-style scenes from real life. Signed to Def Jam, ‘Riot’ is her first single that come in the lead up to the release of her first solo debut studio album. In the wake of the tragic events that took place earlier this week, Bourelly is adding her voice to the wave of support that has come to the LBGT community. The clip was accompanied by a statement which you can read below, and be sure to check out the clip above.

“Sometimes when I’m on a plane, flying from country to country, city to city, chasing this peculiar dream of mine… I look down at the world beneath me and realize what we really are in the grand scheme of things. If you pay close attention, when the plane is just taking off you can faintly see people in action, living their own lives. It’s ironic and charming in a weird way because they’re not even aware that someone else is admiring them with fascination from a different angle of the world, as they walk this distinctive earth of ours.Thousands of tiny, moving heads eventually blend in with the landscape as the aircraft rises higher. The large swaying trees that appear to be so mighty from the ground, shrink into what appears to be green fragments of leaves…and by the time we reach the clouds, everything that we thought to be its own individual thing, every detail of anything that we ever considered to exist on its own, melts into the the scenery and we become one.

We are all one from the clouds
We are not our genders
We are not our religions
We are not our races
We are not our opinions
We are not our doubts , insecurities or fears…

We are not one voice, we are a roaring crowd. We are the land and sky; We are an ambiguous mixture of every color that exists under the sun. We are all in this together and we are responsible for each other. Everything you do or say matters to us, whether you realize it or not. Love infinitely. At all costs no matter what.

praying 4 Orlando
(and the rest of the entire world.)
Fighting 4 our future.
New society 4 the unity of all.
Yours truly ,

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