The mighty and seasoned Hip Hop artist Haze drops his album ‘Thinking Out Loud’ alongside a trailer for the short film he stars in, directed by Sheridan De Myers. Ever the revolutionary within music, Haze presents an aesthetic way of bringing visuals and music together with 21 tracks creating the backbone to this fascinating body of work.
The 21-track album takes us through different feeling and emotion and features other hugely respected UK Hip Hop artists such as Akala & Black The Ripper on track ‘Problems,’ J Spades and Whooli on ‘Suttin About Me’, Pakman on ‘Follower Or Leader,’ and Irish soulful singer Maverick Sabre on ‘Made In Love.’ It’s conscious, thought provoking and takes you on a journey.
Haze has proved he can take his artistry to a different dimension, by joining together a film, album and music video, showing what can be done when you think outside the box. We saw the first introduction to the project with music video ‘You Don’t Know Me’ produced by Edixion Beats, giving fans a taster into the themes of the album.
….and so the story begins. Based in London on a true story, the project represents the conflict of an artist torn between two worlds. The streets and his passion; aspiring to be a successful artist but having to do whatever it takes to support his dream & his family, which ultimately leads him to making the ultimatum decision.
The film made it’s screen debut on the 11th May alongside GRM Daily who previewed the short film for the first time before it is officially released. This was followed by an all star launch party at the at the world famous W Hotel where Haze treated guests to a private screening of the film.
Reflecting on the career of Haze, which dates back to his first official release of ‘Once Upon A Time In London’ along with a visual for ‘Bad Boys’ featuring SAS, he has always had a strong impact on the UK Hip Hop culture. His courageous and boundary-pushing streak has been apparent from early, teaming up on ‘Breath Of Fresh Air’ with Harlem legend Max B and achieving support in New York as well as landing itself on Max’s B mixtapes. At a time when the distance between the UK & U.S was much greater than in recent years, Haze was also teaming up with Harry Fraud on various tracks, yet he never lost the loyalty for his home town as noted with the memorable and widely respected mixtape ‘Loyalty.Honor.Respect‘ which featured various artists from G Frsh, Sway, Logic, Lowkey to DVS, Akala, J Spades and Ghetts.