Michelle Williams, who has just topped Billboard Gospel Songs chart with "Say Yes," has shocked fans when she teams with Deitick Haddon and Youtube artists Tyler Ward and Fresh Big Mouf for a cover of "Rather Be." "Rather Be" was a hit by Clean Bandit and Jess Glynne.
"Rather Be" is currently sitting at No. 13 on the Billboard's Hot 100. The video for the Haddon/Williams cover involves a lot of cheerful singing in a school bus. Since two of the artists involved have Gospel roots, the light, bubbly arrangement of the original song is grounded in full, powerful harmonies.
Michelle Williams was part of Destiny's Child with Beyonce and Kelly Rowland. Recently, the trio re-united to sing Williams #1 Gospel single "Say Yes." Her latest album "The Journey to Freedom" has received both commercial and crtical successes. Currently, Williams is working with Haddon on a new Oxygen show, Fix My Choir, which starts on Nov. 5th.
Haddon himself has released a number of Gospel albums with a latest "best of" collection that has just been issued by RCA Inspiration Records.With a mix of original and covers, Tyler Ward has built up more than 1.5 million followers on YouTube. Fresh Big Mouf recreates famous songs using unconventional instruments -- "a taco truck, a sailboat, you think of it, I can do it."