The 2020 Prism Prize for Best Canadian Music Video was awarded to Peter Huang, for his clip for Jessie Reyez's Far Away. We will continue to profile noteworthy Canadian videos, including this one featuring an eclectic Toronto producer/songwriter and a popular folk/soul artist.
Beatchild & The Slakadeliqs - The Only Difference feat. Justin Nozuka
Beatchild is a collaborative project fronted by the artist formerly known as Slakah the Beatchild, born Byram Joseph, a music producer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and performer from Toronto. Often referred to as a genius in the booth, Beatchild has no boundaries to what can be created within music. Producing genres ranging from rock, soul, hip-hop, folk, and everything in between, he’s worked on projects with the likes of Drake, Divine Brown and Miles Jones, not to mention releasing three stunning solo albums on BBE.
The Only Difference, a collaborative song with folk and soul artist Justin Nozuka, is the lead single from Beatchild & the Slakadeliqs' latest album, Heavy Rocking Steady. The song speaks on the ideas of coming together in difficult times, something that is very present in the world today. Looking beyond our differences, and bringing human connection to inspire people to take care of each other.
The video follows suit with the themes of the song laced in the visuals that accompanies it. Opening with a shot of the Sydney Opera House, you see Byram and Justin backstage. It then cuts to a shot of Beatchild with a toddler singing about the idea of togetherness and acceptance. The video follows the pair as they eventually come together in the end with a group of friends, singing and having a good time with one another in a joyous celebration of friendship.
Video Directed by Dan LeMoyne
Written by: B.joseph, j.nozuka
Produced by: Beatchild