Zach Williams: “Go Tell It on the Mountain” Music Review

Zach Williams has delivered some truly remarkable Christian music over the years. This time, he is adapting the old Christmas spiritual “Go Tell It On The Mountain” and he gives it a new vibe.

Taking a step back from its hymn days, Williams gives it to us in the version of a funk song. Normally, I would roll my eyes at this sort of changing of the genre, but he actually pulls it off very well. The retro style works well for the song and illuminates the joy of Christmas as the birthday of Jesus Christ. It is not the best cover of the song, but it is exciting and reminds us the happiness of the hope of the world. The music video adds the retro vibe, showing black and white scenes and outdated special effects to highlight the new version.

“Go Tell It On The Mountain” is an African-American spiritual hymn that was compiled by John W. Work, Jr. who did extensive studies of the folk music from the Black community. Without his steadfast work, we would not have this gem today. We appreciate the Christmas gift he gave to the world as this song glorifies Christ in a bold way.

Check out the music video:

What do you think? Let me know in the comments below. Tell me if there is a comic book, movie, or novel you would like me to review. While you are at it, check out my reviews of Lindsey Stirling’s cover of Genshin Impact: “Rage Beneath The Mountains,” Music Jason Crabb’s “Before,” and Zuby’s “Real.” Don’t forget to like, share, and subscribe for more posts like this one.

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