It’s been said that you can’t keep a good woman down. Leela James points out that in the video for “Break My Soul” featuring Mumu Fresh.
The simplistic visual packs a powerful punch with its empowering message center stage. James shares most of the camera time with a female dancer, who is seen in separate scenes dancing in an open field and on a railroad track. It seems almost liberating for the dancer, interpreting the words of the anthem expressively through mighty moves.
Fresh joins James to spit her verse before they pose in a couple of shots.
“I wanted to start the record with that particular song because it was a statement. I was letting it be known like, ‘You can’t break my soul. I’m still here.’ We come from strong stock, not just me as a Black woman, as a woman, me as a person, but as a whole, as a people. We’ve been through a lot in this past year clearly, but overall, particularly within the culture,” said James to Rated R&B in a summer interview about the latest focus track.
This new video comes a month after the supporting visual for “You’re the One.” Both tracks appear on James’ newly-released album See Me. She spoke to Rated R&B about the LP ahead of its release, detailing its overall genesis and the lead single “Complicated.”
Check out the video for “Break My Soul” below.