Rising Haitian-American songstress Reyna Von Chase is using the visual for her song, “Favorite Girl”, to reveal the pitfalls of relationship dependency and to warn men of her feelings against domestic violence.
In this regard, Von Chase said she has adopted a “no-nonsense, zero-tolerance policy.”
“If a man lays his hands on a woman, he should be prepared to meet God,” she told Caribbean Life, crediting this lesson to her mother.
Von Chase noted that “the topic of domestic violence has everyone talking,” stating that, in the COVID-19 pandemic, “it is more relevant than ever.
“The pandemic has revealed a necessity for protection against more than just COVID-19, with abuse incidents on the rise,” she said, adding that “stay-at-home orders caused by the pandemic are preventing opportunities for victims to speak out.
“Remaining quarantined may be a strategy to prevent community spread, but these precautions trap victims alongside their abusers, with no option to leave or ability to get help,” added Van Chase, stating that, with women of color being disproportionately affected by domestic violence, she is striving to inspire her community through her artistry.
Van Chase’s latest single, “Crush on You,” also shows the many shades of her womanhood.
“Just because I have a crush on a man does not mean I can’t stand on my own two feet,” she said. “Women need to know how to protect themselves and know when the energy is right. Protect your energy, ladies.”
Adrian Stupica, account executive, PlaybookMG, the prominent, Brooklyn-based entertainment company, said Von Chase “brilliantly showcases the duality of her strength and femininity in the video for the mid-tempo track.
“Female artists, like Reyna Von Chase, who use their talents and platforms to advocate for their communities, are catalysts for change,” he told Caribbean Life.
“As society continues to adapt and evolve in these unprecedented times, the conversation surrounding topics like female empowerment and domestic abuse is changing,” Stupica added.