Singer, songwriter, and actress Justine Skye commemorates October’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month through the artistic lens of the visual. Justine shared her own personal struggles with domestic abuse when she unleashed the video for her latest single, “Build”, featuring buzz-worthy R&B newcomer Arin Ray.
It’s a compelling depiction of the raw emotional and physical pain that women endure every day in toxic relationships. It walks us through different scenarios of women, including herself, next to “Grownish” actor Da’Vinchi, that emote various tumultuous relational experiences, which are sometimes mistaken for “passion”. Each scene conveys a sense of vulnerability, in which viewers with similar experiences can relate to. Nonetheless, Justine’s message of self-love and courage is clear. As the song and video become one, “Build” is a story of overcoming and growth –Justine Skye’s shares a piece of her personal journey of building.