The emotional highs and lows that often accompany relationships accented this week’s UTubers. Working with Lemons released a reproduction of the song “A Lovely Night” from the 2016 film “La La Land,” highlighting the witty jabs in the lyrics by having them sung by 11-year-olds. Bri Ray also released a soulful blend of jazz and pop in in her new single, “Like I Do,” which focuses on unrequited love and unmet expectations. Additionally, singer Allie Gardner sang of heavenly relationships in her version of “I Am a Child of God,” which she recorded in Mayan, Spanish and English.
The combination of electric and acoustic guitar in Bri Ray’s new music video makes for a unique blend of jazz and pop in her new single, “Like I Do.” Lyrics to the song tell a “story of loving endlessly, even if it's not reciprocated,” the YouTube description said.
The sun is setting, lights twinkle from the city below, and 11-year-olds Mia Bagley and Cooper Johnson break out into song. Singing “A Lovely Night” from the 2016 film “La La Land,” the pair tap dances down the street in classic choreography while proclaiming their dislike for one another. Even the outfits are true to the movie, with a yellow dress and wool suit completing the girl’s and boy’s ensembles, respectively.
Elder Dale G. Renlund and Sister Ruth L. Renlund addressed African youths during a Face to Face event at the Accra Ghana Missionary Center. Thousands joined the broadcast via the internet, which can be viewed on LDS.org, and many traveled long distances to be in attendance. “I raised the money to be here by selling popcorn,” said one teenager who came to hear the apostle. Read this LDS Church News article for more highlights from the event.
Artist Allie Gardner recorded “I Am a Child of God” in Mayan, Spanish and English. Gardner served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Yucatan and Quintana Roo, Mexico, which inspired this particular recording. “I pray that one day every child of God will be taught the gospel in their native tongue,” said Gardner in her YouTube description. “Hopefully, this video can help to fulfill that.” Gardner noted that she obtained the Mayan translation of the Primary children’s song from friends and members of the church in the area. The song currently has over 124,000 views on Gardner’s Facebook page.
UTubers is a feature that highlights YouTube videos created by people with ties to Utah