Jarina De Marco talks life in full color in “Identity Crisis”

Watch the bright video below.

June 22, 2019

Dominican-Brazilian artist Jarina De Marco is no stranger to pop bops and bright, colorful visuals, and recently dropped the poignant "Identity Crisis"; taking on conversations about colorism in the process. The cheery clip finds De Marco and a cast of people of all shades and sizes posing, dancing and finding otherwise artful ways to glide through the stereotypes that often come with darker skin and kinky hair.

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"Colorism is a worldwide phenomenon that comes from a system of racial hierarchy and race-based ideology directly linked to colonialism," the singer explained about her motivation behind the song in a press release. A move from Montreal to the Dominican Republic at 11 opened her eyes to the realities of complexion-based discrimination. "It was at that time that I was introduced to these complex systems and rules that were in place," she explained.

The song serves as the third single from her forthcoming EP, slated for an August release.

Watch the clip above and stream the song below.


Jarina De Marco talks life in full color in “Identity Crisis”