iskwe has unveiled the video for her track ‘Breaking Down’.
In an e-mail, she said the song is, “about freeing yourself of a toxic relationship to find your sense of self and your personal strength. The question is – what relationship? On the surface, it could be personal, but listen closely and you will discover a deeper meaning. The accompanying video (directed by Jessica Lea Fleming) captures this metamorphosis.”
“This video sees me finding my way back to my clan – the butterfly clan – which represents my family in the spirit world,” she explained. “I wanted to show the emergence of self by shedding layers of the past, while discovering strength in being true to who I am. Our vision was to be as inclusive as possible, with each dancer representing different communities – Indigenous, POC, LGBTQ – as a way to honour the various stages of emergence and growth in taking comfort in who we truly are.”
‘Breaking Down’ is taken from her forthcoming release achakosuk due out in the late fall. Release date TBA.