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YSEULT BARES HER SOUL IN NEW ‘CORPS’ VIDEO

February 6, 2020
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Yseult is giving us life in the powerful video for her latest single “Corps,” directed by Colin Solal Cardo.

The French singer is reframing the narrative about body image while baring her emotions and her body in the soulful song from her new EP Noir. The 25-year-old singer uses her music to empower listeners while addressing injustices against womxn. Boldly sitting on the floor naked, wearing a transparent body sculpture by Dutch artist Esmay Wagemans who previously collaborated with Solange, Yseult combines her art with fierce activism and authenticity.

Watch this inspiring video, listen to Yseult’s voice, and (if you don’t speak French) read the lyrics to “Corp” (“Body” in English) below.

 

“Body” [English translation]

My naked body on the floor,
I’ve been hurting myself for years,
My hand on the eyes,
Don’t feel like taking it off.

There’s no room for the weak,
There’s no room for regrets,
Your heart is dried up,
Get back up don’t fuck around.

Got these noises in my head and I’d like them to stop but it’s in vain, oh!
I open my eyes a little, colors from pictures come back to me, oh!
All these noises in my head, they need to stop.

I lost my mind
Where is the path home,
One way or another, I will find the keys to reason,
I lost my mind,
Where is the path home,
One way or another, one way or another.

Other people’s looks, I couldn’t care less
Who are they to judge me?
An apology to my dad,
Insolent I’ve been.
In my brother’s eyes,
I could see his struggles,
On my mother’s cheeks,
Rivers have flowed.

(Yeah yeah yeah)

Got these noises in my head and I’d like them to stop but it’s in vain, oh!
I open my eyes a little, colors from pictures come back to me, oh!
All these noises in my head, they need to stop.

I lost my mind
Where is the path home,
One way or another, I will find the keys to reason,
I lost my mind,
Where is the path home,
One way or another, I will find the keys to reason.

I lost my mind
Where is the path home,
One way or another, I will find the keys to reason,
I lost my mind,
uhm
One way or another, I will find the keys to reason.

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