Peace: freedom from disturbance; quiet and tranquility. This state of mind is usually dominant within our childhood years, and to find anyone with just a slight bit of it is a difficult task. Just to point you in the right direction of where you may find peace, you may want to head out to Atlanta and be friends with Phay.
Story | Nico Blitz
Image | STNDRD
STNDRD rapper Phay unleashes the music video to his upbeat, feel good single “Peace”. Though the single has been out for a couple of months via Soundcloud, this music video was used for promotional purposes for his long awaited project Mama.
Let’s take the promotions aspect away from the video and look a bit deeper into why Phay has it all figured out.
What exactly is ‘peace’ to him? Opening up the music video is a cameo of his hometown Atlanta, where the simplest things such as the city itself, good food, his studio, and a park where he’s found engaging in favorite childhood activities all vouch for his peaceful livelihood.
Amongst all, the park is the most interesting aspect of the video. It tells the story of a young man who’s able to feel like a kid in his early 20s. Not saying the Atlanta rapper sees himself as childish, but the idea of feeling as liberated as a child in a playground shows how peaceful his world can be.
When’s the last time you decided to replicate your childhood activities? I’m guessing it’s been longer than you can remember. But in a world where we’re forced to work with monetary rewards as the outcome, we eventually push our childhood out and completely shut it off for some time.
What’s real is when you decide to lay back, when you take the time to take care of yourself, disregarding financial issues. When you decide to have fun, and not be negative, I think Phay would like to be your friend.
And from all of us who want to know your secrets to peace, look out for Phay’s album Mama on October 15th.