BRB, crying forever. While The Flash is, in this writer’s opinion, easily one of the best, fully-realized superhero adaptations on TV right now, it is missing one thing: Jesse L. Martin, a.k.a. Detective Joe West singing. In like, every episode. The Broadway veteran has a voice like smooth honey, and while we admit it’s a little out of character for him to burst out into “I’ll Cover You (Reprise)”, we still think it might benefit the story/our lives if he’d jazz it up now and again.
Now, thanks to Joss Whedon (she said for the millionth time), we get to hear Martin and his Flash costars/Kickstarter partners Rick Cosnett (Eddie Thawne) and Carlos Valdes (Cisquo) sing A GOSPEL VERSION THE SERENITY BALLAD. No, this is not a drill. Martin, Cosnett, and Valdes filmed the video as a thanks to Whedon, who contributed “an outstanding amount” to their Kickstarter for a collaborative musical short film, The Letter Carrier, described below:
“A mother hides her family from slavery in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The children have grown up with a tale of a man known as The Letter Carrier. As the legend goes, he roams the mountains looking for children to sell as slaves. Painted against this historical backdrop, it is a raw, mysterious, and interpretive fable. Told through a cappella song, using original folk music, spirituals and a score using only natural sounds.”
Not only does this folksy, musical Kickstarter sound like something we absolutely need to see, we love this beautiful mash-up of fandoms colliding. All we need now is to get the cast singing some songs from “Once More With Feeling” and we’ll be set for life.
HT: The Mary Sue