Aria – Where Will it End feat. Clayton Bryant & Soweto Gospel Choir Where Will it End (composed and produced by Aria) is protest for peace in the face of reccurring violence throughout the world. It features Clayton Bryant delivering a passionate vocal performance, while the Soweto Gospel Choir provides a magnificent harmonic backdrop in Zulu.
The song was written in response to a number of violent acts and massacres that have been occurring in recent years. In 2015, 148 people, almost all students, were gunned down at Garissa University in Kenya. Thirty five Coptic Christians were killed on a bus in Egypt in May, including many children. Massacres occurred in Paris, Nice, and Manchester, not to mention devastating acts of violence throughout the world. Just days ago, dozens of people were gunned down in Las Vegas, proving to be one of the most brutal acts to date. This song calls on young militants and killers of all kinds to reflect on why they kill innocent people, without cause or reason. An excerpt from the lyrics says it plainly: “tell me how you can hate me when you don’t know me”.
A music video was filmed, on location, in New York City. It starts at Ground Zero to highlight a sense of rebirth and hope for the future, and also features scenes of Clayton at Engine Room Audio. The song is a hymn for peace, respect and equality among all people and creeds.
Clayton is part of the elite of the most sought after Solo/Background/Session Vocalists in the music industry working with artists such as Bruce Springsteen, Elton John, Alice Cooper, Neil Diamond, Dr. John, Leon Russell, Billy Joel, Peter Wolf, John Fogerty, Sting, Bonnie Raitt, Bette Midler, John Mayer, Kanye West, Aretha Franklin, Patti Labelle, Luther Vandross, Freddie Jackson, John Legend, Queen Latifah, Fantasia, Lisa Fischer, Ledisi, Sam Moore, Deborah Cox, Kenny Lattimore, Natalie Cole, Gregory Porter, Chante Moore, Michael Bolton, Jewel, Babyface, Kenny Rogers, Stephanie Mills, Cyndi Lauper, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Wilson Pickett, Pete Seeger, John Rich, Kathleen Battle, NEEDTOBREATHE and others
Phasellus quis eThe Soweto Gospel Choir is the number 1 gospel group in Africa, and have worked with the likes of Queen, Bono, Eurythmics, Peter Gabriel, Amy Winehouse, Jimmy Cliff, Josh Groban, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keyes, Queen Latifa, Eddie Grant, Wyclef Jean, Akon, Andre Rieu, Angelique Kidjo, Annie Lennox, Baaba Mal, Bala Brothers, Bastille, Bebe Wynans, Beyonce, Bono, Celine Dion, Chance the Rapper, Chris Martin (Coldplay), Corlea, Danny K, Darey, Denim, Die Heuwels Fantasties, Diana Ross, Dorothy Masuka, Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam), Elvis Blue, Eric Wainaina, Freshly Ground, Harlem Gospel Choir, HHP, Howza & Omen, Hugh Masekela, Jamali, Jennifer Hudson, Joepraize, John Legend, Johnny Clegg, Josh Groban, Judith Sephuma, Karen Zoid, Kylie Minogue, Kwela Tebza, Kwesta, Keri Hilson, Kirk Franklin, Kurt Darren, Liquideep, Lira, Lloyd Cele, Loyiso, Majozi, Paul Ruske, Peter Gabriel, P J Powers, Papa Wemba, Pharrell Williams, Proverb, Ray Phiri, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Robert Plant, Salif Keita, Simphiwe Dana, Sipho Mabuse, The Soil, Vusi Mahlahsela, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, U2, Wizkid, Zaharast sed turpis sollicitudin venenatis sed eu odio. Praesent eget neque eu eros interdum malesuada non vel leo. Sed.
Music & Production by Aria (Mariano Schiavolini)
Lyrics by Nicolette Turner Video directed by Loraa White
Label: Assieme Edizioni since 1982 (catalogue administered by Warner)