Band of the week: Pentatonix!
There’s almost a mind-blowing number of musicians that get decently famous from doing cover songs, but no one does covers quite like the five piece acapella group Pentatonix! They take every day songs and break them down into melodies and harmonies and without any instrumental they reinvent the tune to something extraordinary. As of now they have twenty four videos on YouTube to choose from, and are on tour!
This group, made up of Scott Hoying, Kirstie Maldonado, Mitch Grassi, Avi Kaplan and Kevin Olusola, all have unique voices- or talents, as it would seem- that contribute to covering these songs. Now, if you listen to any given song of this without watching the video, it will be hard for you to remember that the bass you’re hearing is Avi and the percussion is actually Kevin. Mitch hits these crazy high notes, Kirstie brings a little feminity, and Scott always gives us some personality. None of them outweigh the others and that’s what makes it so cool!
At any given song, Avi and Kevin are doing their determined pieces, Scott is getting the middle octaves, Mitch hits the high notes and Kirstie gets half the verses and harmonies with Mitch. Their system works, which can’t be easy, but is fantastic.
I seriously think that anyone who likes music in general can appreciate this, and support these guys because this is extreme talent right here.