It’s true — Joy Oladokun and Chris Stapleton are sharing the spotlight in a new video. What’s even better news, the project features puppet-ized versions of both. In “Sweet Symphony,” Oladokun and Stapleton go back and forth, trading verses on a precious love song that has the glow of timeless classics and wedding ballads. It’s both heavy and happy in the way that it pulls you in to deliver a warm message about love. Oladokun wrote the song with Ian Fitchuk and Shae Jacobs. She also co-produced the track with Fitchuk and Mike Elizondo.
The decision to feature puppet versions of the singers wasn’t made without intention; instead, the video treatment was drawn from Oladokun’s childhood. “I felt really inspired as a black kid watching Sesame Street and The Muppets because we live in a world where our differences separate us, and these shows were so clearly modeled through the art form that differences don’t matter,” she says. “I love the surrealism and realism that puppet art blends together because it teaches us cool lessons about how we should treat others.”
Take a look at Joy Oladokun and Chris Stapleton’s “Sweet Symphony” below.