Serena Ryder and Damhnait Doyle have teamed up with Christopher Ward in celebration of “Black Velvet”.

Alannah Myles’ iconic song “Black Velvet” was recently inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame. In celebration of that achievement, Ryder and Doyle re-imagined the classic with help from original writer Ward.

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Serena Ryder – Photo: Kyle Laurin
Serena Ryder – Photo: Kyle Laurin — Photo: Kyle Laurin

A studio-shot music video for the new version of “Black Velvet” was released on Thursday by the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame.

The original version of “Black Velvet” was written by Ward and David Tyson. It was made famous by Myles in the early ’90s, topping the Billboard Hot 100 in March 1990.

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Christopher Ward and company
Christopher Ward and company – Photo: Kyle Laurin — Photo: Kyle Laurin

“Black Velvet” and Myles swept the 1990 Juno Awards, with Tyson and Ward named Composer of the Year. That same year, Myles won the Grammy for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance.