Jelly Roll’s “Need a Favor” Video Features Special Guests Choir from Headlining Show at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena in December.
Jelly Roll’s sold-out show at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on December 9th, witnessed by 15,000 fans, closed with a powerful rendition of “Need A Favor” featuring the renowned Fisk Jubilee Singers. Unbeknownst to the audience, the performance was being filmed to create an emotional and uplifting music video. The video has now been released, coinciding with the launch of Jelly Roll’s debut country album titled “Whitsitt Chapel,” named after his childhood church in Antioch, Tennessee, near Nashville.
In “Whitsitt Chapel,” listeners experience a spiritual journey akin to Sunday service, with “Need A Favor” serving as one of the standout tracks both in the album and the accompanying video. The incorporation of the Fisk Jubilee Singers adds an extra layer of depth and soulfulness to the performance, making it a captivating and heartfelt experience for both the live audience and those now viewing the released video.
Jelly Roll collaborated with Austin Nivarel, Joe Ragosta, and Rob Ragosta in writing “Need A Favor,” while Zach Crowell took on the role of producer for the song. The music video was skillfully directed by Nate Fountain, with Marie-Christine Dufort handling its production.
The live video captured the electrifying energy of the crowd during his sold-out show at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. Jelly Roll expressed excitement about taking his music on the road again with the Backroad Baptism Tour, where he intends to perform the full album in front of a live audience for the first time.
Selling out the Bridgestone Arena was a surreal experience for Jelly Roll, and he hopes the video will encourage more people to attend his shows and join in singing “Need A Favor” during the upcoming summer tour.
A cherished moment for Jelly Roll was witnessing the premiere of the video on the billboard in Times Square, alongside his daughter, Bailee Ann, making her first trip to New York City, adding to the significance of the occasion.
As a CMT Award winner with over 4 billion career streams, Jelly Roll has reached considerable success. His first country single, “Son Of A Sinner,” topped country radio charts and marked a significant milestone in his career. With “Whitsitt Chapel” released, Jelly Roll is gearing up for his Backroad Baptism Tour, spanning 44 cities, starting on July 28.
Jelly Roll’s performance style is characterized by his energy, attitude, and gratitude towards the audience, as he effortlessly transitions between genres and reciprocates the energy given by the crowd.
By naming his album after his childhood church, “Whitsitt Chapel,” Jelly Roll aims to create a conceptual record, with the intention of inspiring people to visit the church when they are in Nashville, making it a unique and special destination for music lovers.
As an artist who values albums and the art of storytelling, Jelly Roll hopes that his work will resonate with his audience and bring them closer to the heart of his music and journey. His dedication to his craft and desire to connect with his fans demonstrate the depth of his passion for music and his artistic vision.