Jelani Aryeh Shares Video For “A Piece Of Your Mind”

21-year-old Filipino/African-American artist Jelani Aryeh released his debut album I’ve Got Some Living To Do to much acclaim including from outlets like Billboard, Pigeons & Planes, FLOOD, American Songwriter and more. Today, he shares a Nathan Xia and Cooper Roth directed video for “A Piece of Your Mind” where we see Jelani helping a friend get past a difficult argument by dancing the night away, releasing all their angst and finding solace within each other’s presence.

On the video Jelani notes, “this was my first video shot entirely at night and a departure from my typical video – and it was totally worth it. My director Cooper brought in Nathan to co-direct, who is coincidentally from the same area of San Diego as me, so it was cool to have another artist on board to represent SD and talk about life back home and the mutual friends we have. Most of my songs are driven by narrative, but their videos are often more aesthetic-focused. This time around, we really wanted to serve the lyrics and narrative of the song as closely as we could on screen. It took a little getting used to acting alongside a co-star, especially a professional one like Maleah (Goldberg) – i was a lil’ intimidated haha.”