Today, New York City’s Onyx Collective is sharing a new video from their album Manhattan Special: Onyx Collective Plays Rodgers & Hart / Rodgers & Hammerstein. Directed by No School & 22 and edited by 22 Note, the video for “Where or When” (Ft. Kelsey Lu) is a love letter to Paris. Filmed right before the city shutdown, the group recruited a few friends and took to the city to create a black-and-white visual that encapsulates the natural romance of the city and the song’s dynamic atmosphere.
Manhattan Special: Onyx Collective Plays Rodgers & Hart / Rodgers & Hammerstein was produced by Isaiah Barr of Onyx Collective and Jeremy Yohai of Concord Music Publishing. The album is comprised entirely of Onyx Collective’s reimaginations of songs from the legendary songwriting duos of Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II and Rodgers & Lorenz Hart. Three of the biggest names of the American Songbook, these songwriting pairs are responsible for numbers such as “My Funny Valentine,” “Spring Is Here,” “Miss Jones,” “Getting To Know You,” and many more. The release coincides with the 100th anniversary of Rodgers & Hart as a songwriting duo.