Hip-Hop Artist and Olympic Medalist Will Claye Releases Striking MV for Single ‘Wee Hours’

SINGAPORE — Mere weeks since representing his country at this year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo, hip-hop artist and Olympic medalist Will Claye releases the stunning visual for his single, “Wee Hours” via Red Bull Records. Written by Will, “Wee Hours” was produced by Grammy-winning songwriter and producer DJ Khalil, best known for his work with Jay-ZKanye WestDrakeKendrick Lamar, and more.

The strength of “Wee Hours” lies in Claye’s introspective and poignant lyrics, which he delivers with a West Coast-influenced flair. The cinematic music video companion echoes this, drawing inspiration from his own experiences. “I wanted to speak for people whose voices have been suppressed,” says Claye. “I want to inspire my people and show them that even through all the horrific things we have gone through as a people, we can make it through and rise above it all.”

Will Claye on “Wee Hours”, Image courtesy of Secret Signals

Adorned in his Olympic medals amidst a field of sunflowers, the visual cuts back and forth between Claye and a younger version of himself. Set in the orange-hued glow of his family’s home, the video shows young Will as he goes through the motions of his day. The video soon takes a darker tone, as Will steps outside and witnesses a police officer chase a Black man onto his yard. As the officer moves to pull out his gun, the man is saved by three guardian angels driving by, as the video closes with the powerful message of “our angels are always watching over us.”

Will Claye, Image courtesy of Secret Signals

The release of “Wee Hours” follows the announcement of Elevate, the forthcoming documentary from Red Bull, set for release today. The short film follows Will as he trains for the Olympics and records new music, working to make his mark on the world. As his moment in the spotlight parallels a cultural boiling point surrounding racial injustice, Will seeks to use his voice to inspire his community’s youth, serving as a positive role model for the next generation.

Watch the stunning music video for Wee Hours below: