New Video! Ariana Grande’s “Focus” Meets Ray Charles, feat. LaVance Colley

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We’ve got a brand new video from our newest album, PMJ and Chill, and this one features the incredible LaVance Colley, our 2016 Europe tour emcee and a superstar in the making.  Watch LaVance add some soul to Ariana Grande’s “Focus” in this Ray Charles – style remake:


Download / Order “Focus” from our ‘PMJ and Chill’ album:


LaVance Colley is currently stunning audiences with his incredible four octave vocal range on our European tour, and this video follows up his virtuosic debut video of “Halo.”  Like “Halo,” this video showcases his effortless vocal chops and natural charisma, only this time in a more upbeat setting.


This was a really fun video to make. Stylistically, I wanted this arrangement to channel some of the most enduring works of the great Ray Charles, and added a few touches reminiscent of “Hit The Road Jack” and “What’d I Say.”  Like Ray Charles was decades ago, LaVance is heavily influenced by Gospel music, so his voice was a perfect fit.  I also added PMJ newcomers Tara Louise (from our viral “Bye Bye Bye” cover) and Briana Lee to add some sweet Raylettes-style harmonies.

The Postmodern Jukebox European tour is underway! To see the list of shows and reserve tickets, click here.  Fans in North America: Stay tuned, we have news for you coming soon!



P.s. If you haven’t heard Ariana Grande’s original version of “Focus,” here’s her music video below: