Stanza is an artist based out of Atlanta, GA. He is specifically holding it down for the College Park area. His style has been described as a mix of a little bit of everything from varying degrees of Hip-Hop to Soul with exotic lyrics that reflect reality. He is currently pushing a set of visuals for a song entitled “Breathing’s Beauty.” The single is off of his upcoming introspective album, Rainbows in the Desert.
Here is what Stanza shared about the track: “Love. It’s an easy term to utter but understanding it is another thing altogether. I’ve come to believe young love is one of the Universe’s ways of testing to see if it’s inhabitants have the capacity to simply exist together. Having said that, I’ve never known or understood true love until my boys were born. I have fraternal twins who came at a time when the wheels on my dream had just begun to roll. Going from, “what am I gonna eat” to “they’re hungry and need to be fed” is subtle in speech yet so extremely deep in meaning that it set my entire life and belief system awry. I went from furious job searching and song writing trying to quickly prepare some kind of nest egg, to just wanting to throw in the towel and let the ref count me out. I’ve held these emotion so close to my chest that they began to stifle my creativity. That is, until I decided to put them in to a song.”
This video was shot, directed, and edited by Stanza himself. Always like to give props to artists who operate as a one man team. The video is basically compiled of a lot of personal footage. The different scenes can be broken down into three categories: life before the twins are born, the pregnancy, and then life after the twins are born. The viewer is privy to a wide range of scenarios such as: Stanza road tripping with his friends, the doctor’s appointments of the mother to be, the twins just running around being kids, and more. The events are in no particular order which makes them that much more interesting to watch. The flick ends with one last shot of the twins as newborns. In the end, this was a well put together and heartwarming piece.
**My Two Cents: I appreciated the concept behind this song / video a lot. Often times, I don’t think people really understand the magnitude of what it means to bring a child into the world and how scary that can be. And I love how personal and open Stanza was with this venture. His personal exploration album is going to be something special. If readers want to keep up with Stanza, they may do so by following him on Twitter. -MinM