Carl B. Phillips releases poignant video for latest single "Heaven Help Us All"
Mural highlighting names of black lives lost to injustices, including Detroiter Malice Green, used as video backdrop
After recording the song "Heaven Help Us All", Carl wanted a location which expresses the sentiments of the song. Carl stated, "one night I could not sleep thinking about the location for the video shoot, I began to search for Detroit murals. In my searching I found the mural by Detroit artist Sydney G. James painted on the outside wall of the Hamilton Tucker Art Gallery. After visiting the mural, I knew it would be a perfect backdrop. I contacted the owner of the Hamilton Tucker Art Gallery and was giving the owners blessing for the video"
The mural features the names of several black lives lost to injustices, including Malice Green, an unarmed African American man who was beaten to death by two Detroit police officers in 1992.
In a recent interview with the Detroit Free Press, the artist of the mural Sydney G. James stated, "I told someone at the beginning of this, I was like, this is going to be the most beautiful, ugly thing that I've ever painted, and that's exactly what it is. The further along we go with it, the more painful it is to do."
The upcoming video release is a bitter sweet experience for Carl. One of the featured vocalists in the video, James Murray, passed 2 months after shooting the video. James and Carl had been friends for over 30 years and video shoot was the last time the two friends worked together.
"Heaven Help Us All" the latest single by Carl B. Phillips featuring Stephen Anderson and James Murray is currently available on all digital outlets and streaming platforms.
About Carl B. Phillips
Carl B. Phillips is an international gospel-recording artist, songwriter and producer from Detroit, MI. His debut cd "Great Rain", features the singles "Great Rain", "I Know What God Did Last Summer", "Prove Me" and "Meeting In The Air". His latest release is "Heaven Help Us All".
Carl's live performance include Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Nashville, Atlanta, Chicago and London, England. His television appearances include, TV-57 Atlanta Live, The Dorinda Show on TCT Network and Dr. Bobby Jones Presents on the Impact Network.
Carl has performed in the Ferndale Front Porch Concert Series, the 2017 Michigan State Fair, the 2018 Detroit Music Weekend, the 2019 Detroit Music Awards and the Gospel Explosion Summit UK Meets USA in London, England.
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