On the 31st of August 2016, Voices Beyond Gospel Collective released their very first music video for their single “You Make Me Wanna”. Taken from their Ep A.W.E (Authentic Worship Everyday) which was released on November 15th last year, the track has a certain funky catchiness about it.
Voices Beyond is a Manchester-based gospel collective, made up of singers and musicians who write original gospel songs and perform across the UK. The collective has been together since March 2013 and is passionate about creating and performing uplifting and inspirational music, with the mission to touch and encourage everybody who listens. They bring a fresh and modern approach to gospel music by offering an appealing and authentic sound whilst remaining original and unique.
The music video, which was shot this year in June, was directed by Rhys Fagan, an up and coming film director from Manchester who is known for creating edgy and high-quality content. The video shoot took place in Manchester, over two days, and the idea behind the video is to introduce the playful yet hardworking, creative and soulful nature of Voices Beyond gospel collective and as such, a representation of their Jazzy, Motown, soulful and modern style of gospel music, for which they are renowned.
The video comprises of two main themes. The first is the solemn, sophisticated theme where both the band and the collective are dressed completely in black and white, performing against a stylish backdrop, giving the video an edgy and trendy feel. The second theme is more playful and shows the collective in a more vibrant and colourful setting, using split screens to highlight the fun and laidback nature of the group. Both these themes help convey the emotion and message of the song.
Voices beyond say that “You Make Me Wanna is an upbeat gospel and jazzy song which portrays our resolve to praise God no matter what and to always put him first. The catchy hook encourages the listener to lift their hands and stamp their feet, while not relying on your own strength but relying on God. This is the main message that we wish to spread through their music video.”[spacer style=”1″]
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