Pentatonix has a new outing Image: Twitter
It's high time you get into a capella, because it's everywhere and it's everything you've wanted to try, whenever you've thought of experimenting with your tastes. For rookies, a capella is basically a singing act without musical accompaniment (check out the Pitch Perfect movies, for easy reference). Pentatonix, the Grammy-winning American a capella band has made a minimalist performance art video cover of the timeless Queen classic Bohemian Rhapsody. And it's worth a dekko.
The video of the Bohemian Rhapsody is as simple as it is well-etched out. Besides the band members, Scott Hoying, Mitch Grassi, Kirstin Maldonado, Avi Kaplan, and Kevin Olusola, the video involves a couch, some flashlights and some stage lights. The video gets more dramatic with every verse, and follows through some literal action of the lyrics. But there's an incredible conviction to the video because the a capella group seems to have made the classic their own. Grassi and Kaplan are especially brilliant in this particular rendition.
Pentatonix came into prominence after winning the NBC musical reality show The Sing Off in 2011, and also gained a lot attention with their YouTube channel.They are one of the most prominent international a capella bands and have won three Grammy awards. We, kind of, get why.