byhaze sages the soul in the new “angel harp” video

April 17, 2020

Being an artist or creative inherently means giving a lot of yourself. Phrases like “leave it all on the stage” come to mind but there’s a difference between vulnerability and self-sacrifice. In his dreamy, picturesque new visual for “Angel Harp,” BYHAZE invites us to take a pause, reconnect with what’s real, and intentionally pour back into ourselves.

Whether self-care is practiced through dance, breath, experiencing nature, or even just taking a moment to confront the voices in your head, BYHAZE believes it is a key part of the creative process. He says in the video, “Don’t ever let nobody make you feel like you’re out of character or like you’re out of whack because they don’t know what’s going on with themselves … and if it’s shade, it’s shade.”


Directed by Aaron Wilson Watson, “Angel Harp” is the third visual from BYHAZE’s latest mixtape Clarity, which dropped in March. We join BYHAZE, also known as the “Architect of Healing Sounds,” on an actual retreat that he arranged for fellow creatives and band members:

“As creatives of color we often don’t have enough time and resources to truly practice self-care while simultaneously working hard to sustain our crafts and our well-being … I found a dope space to unplug in the woods, invited a few of my artist friends and put together a retreat experience that focused on giving us time and space to gain clarity on our projects and implement strategic plans to bring them to fruition. My goal was to document the experience into a film that inspires other creatives to incorporate self-care in nature as a major part of their creative process.”

BYHAZE’s Clarity is available wherever you listen to music.