Wow.. You hate to judge a book by its cover but we damn sure didn’t see this coming and it seems that Pharrell didn’t either…
Netflix is set to premiere its new music show Voices of Fire that chronicles Skateboard P’s journey to put together the world’s greatest gospel choir alongside his legendary uncle Bishop Ezekiel Williams in their hometown of Hampton Roads, Virginia. With a team of respected gospel leaders, P and Uncle Zeke will venture into the streets to find the most powerful and soul-stirring singers in the area. Along the way, the group finds some GEMS whose voices will likely lead to some warm tears.
The idea is also to choose people who have unique backstories. This isn’t your run-of-the-mill choir, this singing set will be comprised of souls from all backgrounds, ethnicities, ages, and sexes and the outcome is incredible.
The recently released trailer gives us a good look at the type of talent we will be seeing throughout the season and if this doesn’t lock you in to watch more episodes then we’re not sure what will.
Press play below and peep a potential member named Danlie Cuenca shock Pharrell out of his BBC jeans with her rendition of Etta James’ “At Last”
The last few months have been busy for the famed producer. Earlier this month he dropped his Humanrace skincare line filled with eco-friendly products and back in August, Williams released his ode to black businessmen and women around the world with his track “Entrepreneur” alongside Jay Z.
During an interview with Time, the “Happy” singer shared his inspiration behind the song and Netflix docuseries.
“Especially as someone of color, there’s a lot of systemic disadvantages and purposeful blockages. How can you get a fire started, or even the hope of an ember to start a fire, when you’re starting at disadvantages with regards to health care, education, and representation?” he said. Well, it looks like Pharrell is definitely giving these potential choir members a shot at something big!
We can’t wait to see the series! What do YOU think about the show? Sound off below!