One of the great joys about being the lead writer and manager of a website like Latter-day Saint Musicians is that I get to watch numerous new music videos by seasoned LDS music artists, as well as, rising music artists. The immense amount of talent that is out there is astounding, making it a challenge to choose just one new music video each week for the “Video Find of the Week” post.
For this week’s post, I have chosen a music video that was released on Tuesday, 10 April 2018. The video was published on rising music artist Blake Walker’s YouTube channel. 11-year-old Blake Walker is a member of the world-renowned One Voice Children’s Choir under the direction of Masa Fukuda. Latter-day Saint Musicians first introduced Blake when he released a video of himself singing an awesome live acoustic cover of Leonard Cohen’s immortal song, “Hallelujah,” on Reel Sessions, with Shaun Barrowes at the piano.
In his most recent Reel Sessions music video, Blake once again shares his dynamic vocals as he sings one of his favorite songs, and perhaps one of the most popular and covered songs from the blockbuster movie The Greatest Showman. The song that he sings is called “This Is Me.” As a person listens to Blake sing this song and takes note of his facial expressions, it becomes abundantly apparent that this 11-year-old music dynamo has a deep abiding passion for singing. Blake not only sings the words, but he uses his powerful vocals to deliver the song with deep feelings and an incredible amount of energy and jubilation. The gesture of triumph that he makes at the end of the song shows his confidence in his amazing talents and abilities, and unequivocally sends his succinct message to the world to make no mistake about it, “This Is Me!”
Blake Walker may be just getting started in the music business, however, with his radiant personality, passion, and energy, there is no doubt that we will be hearing a lot more from him. This 11-year-old dynamo is destined to reach the stars with his music career.