“Love may have the longest arms, but it can still fall short of an embrace.” Inspired by the concept of this quote and unrequited love, Los Angeles-based trapsoul artist Sapphire Hart aka Hailee Kaleem Wright has released her cinematic music video for her single “By The Way.” Directed by Paul Gratland and Sidney Dupont, the vivid music video filmed at Thousand Steps Beach, finds a fictional Queen (Hart) cursed with immortality through an unhappy marriage reflecting on her life of solitude and unrequited love. “By The Way” is available now on all streaming platforms.
Prior to the global shutdown due to the coronavirus outbreak, LA-based Sapphire Hart could be seen performing in multiple Broadway shows (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Black Clown, Paradise Square) alongside stage legends Bill T Jones, Moises Kaufman, and Davone Tines, to name a few. Refusing to let the pandemic disrupt her creativity, the multifaceted Hart took the time to reignite her first love, singing and songwriting.
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As a multi-faceted artist, Sapphire Hart brings an enviable and rare concoction of singing, songwriting and dancing from her time as a professional musical theatre performer (Hairspray, Rent, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Paradise Square) and being signed to a record deal as a teenager. Dripping with positive and energetic vibes, Sapphire’s style of performance mirrors that of a musical chameleon, perfectly blending doses of pop and R&B.
Sapphire’s drive to create a pathway promoting self-worth and empathy via music continues to fuel the fire of her determination. Hoping to serve as a positive representation especially to people of color and those who identify as queer, Hart uses her songwriting capability as a way to speak to a universal audience. Creating relatable songs and lyrics from her real life struggles, Sapphire thrives to be the voice for others, in a celebration of all the good and bad that life entails.