Today, singer/songwriter Wrabel joins forces with dance group Unity as they release an emotional video performing to Wrabel’s 2017 poignant track ‘The Village’ (watch here). The inspiring track and new video, which premiered with Noctis Magazine, celebrates what makes people unique.
Unity first performed their routine to ‘The Village’ while auditioning for ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent, where they secured a Golden Buzzer from the judges, fast tracking them to the semi-final. The performance left audience members in tears and earned Unity a standing ovation.
Speaking on the emotional routine from Unity, Wrabel says: “When I saw unity’s performance on BGT I sobbed. Like a full body sob. I had no idea it was happening and it was the best surprise ever.
I was so struck by their vulnerability. such a beautiful group of unique individuals all coming together and showing us what it really means to love and support one another. My manager and I flew out to London a few days later to meet them and to get to attend the semi-finals and cheer them on. I was gutted when they didn’t make it to the finals. In my mind, there was no competition. They win and they won.
We took a trip out to Liverpool to get to spend the day with them and we shot this video together. I had goosebumps the whole time. The power. The love. To feel it in the room was both beautiful and incredibly overwhelming. My hopes for this video are to shine a spotlight on Unity. On who they are and what they are doing and how they are inspiring millions of people simply by being themselves.”
Celebrated for his high-profile collaborations/writing credits with P!NK, Celeste, Kesha, Ellie Goulding, Freya Ridings, Saint Harrison, Louis Tomlinson, Ella Henderson and more, Wrabel released poignant track ‘The Village’ in 2017, which he wrote in relation to changes in the federal protection of trans students within public schools in the US. The compelling song, which has amassed over 100M streams, has been adopted by the LGBTQ+ community, gaining viral success through TikTok and transforming it into an anthem of resilience.