Angel Haze Fights Child Abuse in Poignant 'Battle Cry' Video

Sia-assisted message-song hails from 'Dirty Gold'

Play
Chris Martins WRITTEN BY
Chris Martins

Angel Haze makes a major leap forward with the video for her Sia-assisted "Battle Cry," arguably the strongest track on her debut album, Dirty Gold. The Greg Kurstin-produced highlight has a mighty message to begin with — overcoming a painful past to achieve a more perfect version of human imperfection — but Frank Borin's beautifully shot visual gives the music extra poignancy. We first find Haze alone on a desert highway, but soon she leads us through a series of minimal sets illustrating her own experience with various forms of abuse as a child. We see her progression from a wrist-cutting teen to the artist she's become, with vivid imagery to accompany the lyrics: "I been there, I'm still here, and I know how you feel." Beneath the clip is a link to Child Help International.

00:00 00:00 No Song Selected More info
00:00 00:00
placeholder
Now Playing
  • 1 Parkay Quarts — Uncast Shadow Of A Southern Myth " 06:27
  • 2 Digitalism — Second Chance " 04:53
  • 3 Kiesza — Bad Thing Feat. Joey Bada$$ " 03:32
  • 4 Bob Dylan — 900 Miles from My Home " 02:14

SPIN is a member of SPIN Music Group, a division of BUZZMEDIA