Gregory Porter - "Be Good (Lion's Song)" Official Video
Gregory Porter liquid spirit Incarnated His voice is like Barry white and Adele had a child

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Join Motema on Messenger: https://motema-music.lnk.to/joinID Sign up for the newsletter: https://motema-music.lnk.to/signupID Follow on Instagram: http://instagram.com/motemamusic Director Pierre Bennu visually compliments Porter's intense lyrics and smooth, soulful vocals with vibrant colors and whimsical storytelling. Download/Stream Be Good: https://motema-music.lnk.to/begoodID "Be Good" is the first video from Jazz singer Gregory Porter's critically acclaimed album of the same name. Video Credits: Directed by award-winning filmmaker Pierre Bennu, with cinematography by Shawn Peters and special set work by visual artist Dirk Joseph. Shot entirely on location in Baltimore, Maryland, director Pierre Bennu visually compliments Porter's intense lyrics and smooth, soulful vocals with vibrant colors and whimsical storytelling, and sets it all against Charm City's unique backdrop. As two lovers traverse their everyday lives amidst the mundane, Bennu draws on the power of everyday magic, the fear of loss, and the yearning for love in what he calls a "lullaby for your inner child." "The dance of love is something that can be done alone but it is also fun with somebody else," says Bennu. "I wanted to show two characters; one who was so busy dancing alone, never looking to have a partner... and another so desperate for love that he would do whatever it took to get it. What that character finally realizes is that all he needed to offer forth was himself." To compliment his artistic vision, Bennu tapped the talents of Baltimore-based multidisciplinary visual artist Dirk Joseph, whose 'magical props' add significantly to the video's playful and enchanting sensibility.

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David Hamilton : my daughter was born with this song playing in the room.

Pete Sim : If my life was a dinner party, this song would be playing on repeat.

Arifah I. : Be good is her name and I sing my lion's song and brush my mane she would if she could so she pulled my lion's tail and caused me pain she said lions are made for cages just to look at in delight you dare not let'em walk around 'cause they might just bite does she know what she does when she dances around my cage and says her name be good be good be good is her name I trim my lion's claws and I and I cut my mane and I would if I could but that woman treats me the same she said lions are made for cages just to look at in delight you dare not let'em walk around 'cause they might just bite does she know what she does when she dances round my cage be good is her name I sing my lion's song brush my mane and she would if she could so she pulled my lion's tail and caused me pain she said lions are made for cages just to look at delight you dare not let'em walk around 'cause they might just bite does she know what she does when she dances around my cage? be good is her name I trim my lion's claw and I... and I cut my mane and I would if I could but beee good treats me the same she said lions are made for cages juste to look at in delight you dare not let'em walk around 'cause they might just bite does she know what she does when she dances around my cage? she dances around my cage does she knoooow? does she knooooooow? be good be good be good be good

TedSilar : This song doesn't belong in the 21st century.  It's too good.

This Week in Gambling : When I see "Thumbs Down" on this I can help but be surprised that there are that many empty people out there who cannot appreciate pure God-given talent.

Holly Golightly : This song brings me so much peace.

James Wade : If god was a pharmacy and created a prescription for us earthlings to get by , It would likely give us the sensation similar to this sound right here.

Sliviz : If it wasn't for all the bad music, you wouldn't know good music. This my friends is very, very good music

Ruth L : I cried omg I cried what an emotional song it lowered my energy and filled my heart space

Nikki White : Every time I watch this video I see something different.  The imagery is stunning and engaging.  Goes perfect with the song.  I'm in love with it!!!

Dave B : Let me be the first to say that " Be Good (Lion's song) " will be played at my wedding reception ! VERY NICE SONG, take a bow Gregory !

Sdcombo : "She knows what she does, when she dances around my cage and says her name." Hits me right where it hurts.

Walter Wilkins : Grammys 2014: Best Jazz Vocal Album: "Liquid Spirit," Gregory Porter

jeremy reeme : This is an awesome video...lots of symbolism...artfully done...matched perfectly to the song. Stirred up some emotions for sure. 5 stars!

Lonnie Gentle : I cried when I first heard this song, and I haven't cried in a very long time...to me, it's meaning to me is how you try to be good for those you love but find some way to try to make you the bad one. How you go all out and they seem to treat you the same. They really behave as if they don't know what they do wrong, only try to find fault in you. Sad but true for me..I also love his song "Water Under The Bridge"...that is where I am at in my life.

Storie Devereaux : I think the visual gives soooo much life to this song. How often has someone danced around your cage? Gregory is just amazing. Don't change. Please don't change. <3

KayBorn Da Don : As a lion that has been once been caged this song distracts me with is beauty while reaching into my chest to caress my heart and grab ahold of my very soul

The Artist Known As Lena J. : I never get tired of this song......♥♥

Joakim Ejwertz : Proud to know that my dad will be performing live with Gregory porter and BBB

Melissa Mkhabela : beautiful song and a stunning voice to match it......

speakeasynyc : 2.3 million hits for a jazz vocalist. Go Gregory. Go American Indigenous music called Jazz.

Dave Scott : This songs opens a soft spot in my guarded wounded heart every time.  Dam you Gregory Porter, lion tamed.

Lioness Es : I only learned of Gregory Porter after DL Hughley played this on his show after a discussion. What a treat he is and his entire album is BEAUTIFUL!

Clifford Spence : Love this Man and his music.

Socaman20 : The 100 ppl that disliked this obviously don't know or understands what "real" music is .This music is honest ,sophisticated and pure ,all in the same breath . Gregory Porter is a "real" artist and the music that he's sung on his stellar albums are moving and touching and i'm honored to have all his works . I can't wait see him live.

dubinthedam : In an interview Gregory Porter mentioned that Quincy Jones told him it was one of the best songs he'd heard in recent years...but of course it still gets 600 odd dislikes....some people! Tough knowing more than Quincy eh?

Catte Adams : Lovely oh so lovely. Deftly sung with such emotion, and restraint. Oh man, my soul, hurts so good. The video is stunning as to leave one breathless. MERCY. I love this so much. Every second of the visual, every second of the music. This is why we live life through art. It inspires us all to greatness, in our own way, to see such a complete vision of art fulfilled in such a realized way as this. Thank you to all who made this possible. The musicians, the arranger, the engineers, the artist of course, the amazing dancers, the producer, director, and all who touched this work and made it matter to us, so much so that it could imbue an image into our souls forever. That's the breadth of this work. The solo so beautiful. the horn arrangement lovely and subdued. The vocals are mixed perfectly into the track. The emotion, so perfectly matches the visual. I can't say enough. I am moved to tears. In the best possible way.

Melanie : What's so crazy is is that I've been listening to this song 4 months now and never seen the video. And it's everything that I envisioned! I envisioned a woman dancing around a man that's caged in some way or another eventually them dancing together it's unbelievable. For me it's something I would love to dance to at my wedding if I ever get married again. It means so much more to me because I wish that my name was be good so I could have a man like that to go after me. It's like she's not necessarily trying to avoid him but because she's been hurt she doesn't want to bend to his will. It's only when he finally sees the Simplicity in the thing that she loves to do is when he truly understands her and can finally join the dance yes. I love Gregory Porter and his music to me is like water and air💜👑

Pamela Drummond : I love the song, I love the video. It does something to you just listening. Wow!

Theo Boyd : I fell in love all over again after hearing this song. thank you for making good music mr porter.

Nicholas Jackson : Gregory Porter is amazing!!! A true original! Avant garde.

Darrel Be : This song is just beautiful. You literally could not describe it as anything less than that. Beautiful work. Heartfelt

Folky Seven : I am discovering this artist today (though I'd seen his unmistakable face with hat and straps on posters in the subway in Paris, but had never listened to his music! Not only do I love him now, but this video is just SO nice, so soothing, filled with awesome energies!!... Beautiful beautiful beautiful ! Your new fan from France!

Chunky C : I need that Tux, Bowtie and the Ruffle shirt in my Life! Where did you cop it from Greg?

Lydgia : Had the honor of seeing him live in NYC last night.  When he sang this, my heart melted.  What a beautiful song.  Gregory Porter warms my soul. 

Mundomagic : I just cried all the way through this song and I don’t even know why! Lol.

lavalson : I want to meet Gregory Porter one day and tell him how he makes me feel when I listen to this song.

Symone Barry : This song is pure life

Joanna Campbell Griffin : I was recently introduced to Gregory Porter by a pupil. His voice is fluidity itself and he is now among my list of 'easy listening' artists. His 2014 Grammy win for Best Jazz Vocal Album *Liquid Spirit* was well deserved

irene stanciel : Beautiful and perfectly put together... serene....I love it.

Byron Stevenson : This song brings me life, and helps me understand relationships much better. His voice is soothing and comforting, as if to say, "I've been there, I survived it, and so will you..." Thanks Gregory Porter for your soul and your honesty with the music.

Marcel Ludwig : Wow normally i dint like the new jazz music from today, but gregory brings the old jazz back to life. thank you mr. porter, for those great and wonderful music i just love it😊😍

willott : still listening to this on 2017

MS. POWERHOUSE : Beatiful song! He has such a clean, soulful voice...touching! #love

Bajoobie Cuzican : He's got the happiest face I have ever seen... I love him

akadimkz99 : Listened to this when I suspected my girl was cheating and later found out she was. Just to be in love with someone that loves you as much is luxury I guess I cant afford

Joy Harris : Beautiful! Touched my soul! Thank you Mr Porter.

Scholar Lee : 3:02 TOOTSIE ROLL!

civilizeddiva : A beautiful tribute to the Black woman. The woman who is always there.