bibi bourelly preaches self-love in her latest video

The singer-songwriter has graduated from writing for Rihanna to making her own hits.

by Blair Cannon
08 April 2016, 10:45pm

After penning Rihanna's woman-power anthem "Bitch Better Have My Money" and chiming in on Usher's "Chains"and Lil Wayne's "Without You" last year, 21-year-old Bibi Bourelly is finally coming up on her own. Yesterday, Bourelly explained to us how growing up as an independent spirit and being raised by the streets of Berlin and her friend group pushed her to take control over her talent. 

After making her television debut on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon last week, the singer-songwriter released a brand-new video today. It's for her single "Sally," from her forthcoming EP Free the Real. The video chronicles the everyday moments of men and women who Bourelly refers to as "Sallies," or people who "have freed themselves of hate, fear, and are comfortable in their own skin," she explains.

Some notable Sallies in the video include UK rapper Little Simz, Orange Is the New Black's Jackie Cruz, Instagrammer Larsen Thompson, producer and fellow Def Jam signee Earl St. Clair, and a number of other friends and inspirations like NYC creative Alees Yvon, singer Infinite Coles, musician Robotmoonjuice, and members of LA's Jails to Jobs program. The cast rocks out on Bourelly's command in a strip club, on the subway, and at a parking garage, and the video becomes a collage of everyone's own little dance parties. Bourelly's website provides more insight into the negative circumstances each of her Sallies has fought off, and the reason that they choose to keep shining.


Text Blair Cannon
Photography We Are The Rhoads
Styling Nicolas Klam
Hair Amber Duarte at The Rex Agency using Bumble and bumble
Make-up Jenna Kristina at TMG LA using NARS Cosmetics
Photography assistance Brad Torchia
Bibi wears jacket G-Star. Top A.L.C. Jeans and jewelry model's own. 

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