This “Be Calm Honcho” song is a must-listen for anyone who likes to actively channel their inner dark side

It can be super overwhelming to find new music, so we’ve taken the liberty of doing that for you. Be Calm Honcho is a San Francisco-based indie rock band who create powerful, emotionally cathartic music while harnessing some deep, rarely-visited emotions.

And we have the beautiful music video for their single, “Bad Man,” written by lead singer Shannon Harney, directed by Pete Lee, and choreographed by Kathleen Dycaico.

This is a very personal track penned for Harney’s incarcerated kid brother. Despite its inherent weight, the track is is bursting with energy and character — both in  lyrics and visual elements.

For The AV Club, Harney de-mystified her approach to the song, explaining,

"Bad Man' was a phone call I couldn’t make to my kid brother because he fell off again. Off the wagon, off the map, out the back door and then silence. [...] But my kid brother is mine, mine in a way that no other person in the world can be and I had to write him this song to let me know that I am his and also him. I sing this song to him and all the men who are not the worst men and I sing it for the women in silent turmoil because we are essential and giant."

Speaking about the visually stunning work itself, Harney offered us these words:

"This video witnesses an initiation ritual by a coven of Valkyries, the choosers of the slain. The initiant travels through the rites of passage to cast off that which does not serve her and she emerges born new, a strange creature, all-wise and weaponized. [...] The story is about the ten dancers whose lives I’ve intersected with deeply over the past decade and who embody the prowess of these supernatural choosers of fate."

If this makes you want to check out some more Be Calm Honcho, we don’t blame you! This is a band with emotional depth, and you must find them on iTunes! BRB… listening to “Bad Man” on repeat.