It’s another classic YouTube hit this week on Video Spotlight. The video featured below looks set to break the 40-million-views mark this year.
And rightfully so. This clip, produced by the Playing for Change (PFC) movement, combines a number of delightful human characteristics in a way that just makes you feel downright happy. Musical talent, individual artistic interpretation and diverse locations all come together to produce one of the all-time great covers of Ben E. King’s classic ‘Stand by Me’.
By making use of a bespoke mobile recording studio, the Playing for Change team have travelled the globe and made recordings of performers from all walks of life. Taking the studio to the musicians has allowed the creation of a truly unique virtual ensemble with a spectacular sound to match.
PFC continues to visit new destinations, to develop new material and – in addition – to make use of the Playing for Change Foundation to promote positive social change and further the love of music in the communities they visit.
We can’t sing as well as the performers featured above, but it’s amazing to see so many people making sweet music together for the benefit of thousands of people worldwide. We’ll stand by them any day.