Wrapping up another exciting premiere week, we are getting a bit spiritual as we team up with the multi-ethnical reggae group Dojo for the premiere of the band’s latest music video for their single. ‘Bethel’ is a beautiful ode to non-religious spirituality, which resonates heavily with Dojo’s members – all of whom come from a range of diverse faiths. With a harmonious belief that although each faith’s interpretation of spirituality is different, they are united through an appreciation of its role. ‘Bethel’ encourages the listener to embrace spirituality outside the construct of formal religion, in a very personal way. Or as the band put it, “for all of us, these feelings are explored through music and an appreciation of the beautiful world around us.” Dojo are creating a sound that injects upbeat reggae rhythms into their 21st century political outlook. The addition of smooth melodies from lead vocalist Mileva Corenthin intertwines perfectly to produce the harmony and unity their spirituality searches for.
‘Bethel’s’ official video, directed by Tom Vernau, depicts the life of their protagonist, ‘Mimi’, as she lives an average day of her unremarkable life in East London; a life in which her future is full of financial uncertainty. This does not faze Mimi, who is able to access an inner resolve through her music, allowing her to slip into a fantasy where she sings with her band, surrounded by the beauty of nature.