Nigerian-born, London-based R&B/Soul singer Azekel drops off the music video for “Mental Health,” the second part of the short film accompaniment to his debut album, and the follow up to the intimate, “Family.”
The video for ‘Mental Health,’ directed by The Rest, features another three songs: “Hollow,” “Pyramids and Starships,” and “Loading.” The touching clip kicks off in a dimmed room with a man holding a bottle of champagne and crying tears of gold. The visual then transitions to the man sitting in a bathtub, seeming washing his pains away. The final scenes of the footage boost empowerment with uplifting portraits of blackness.
Azekel told Paper the video is an exploration of his personal relationship with his mental health, and a celebration of black masculinity, saying, “Inspired by my personal experience of understanding my Mental health and that of others, we wanted to tackle the taboo of mental health within the black community, whilst trying to break down the false preconceptions of hyper-masculinity of black men by showcasing our sensitivity, and the camaraderie between us.”
Azekel’s debut album, Our Father, is due out soon!
Watch the video, below: