The Funx - “Sing” (orig. by Ed Sheeran)
Pentatonix takes on Arianna Grande’s PROBLEM
Yup, nailed it.
Some a cappella goodness: Orange Appeal’s new album ‘Chucks & Ties’
Definitely listen to “Below My Feet” and “I’ll Make a Man Out of You.”
The quintet will be playing a rival group to the Barden Bellas (though they don’t have any lines). The plot of the sequel “finds the original Bellas—Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow, and others—returning for another year at Barden University, where they’re ushering a new crew of members into the national-winning group.”
As Jackson couldn’t fluently play any instruments, he would sing and beatbox out how he wanted his songs to sound by himself on tape, layering the vocals, harmonies and rhythm before having instrumentalists come in to complete the songs.
One of his engineers Robmix on how Jackson worked: “One morning MJ came in with a new song he had written overnight. We called in a guitar player, and Michael sang every note of every chord to him. “here’s the first chord first note, second note, third note. Here’s the second chord first note, second note, third note”, etc., etc. We then witnessed him giving the most heartfelt and profound vocal performance, live in the control room through an SM57. He would sing us an entire string arrangement, every part. Steve Porcaro once told me he witnessed MJ doing that with the string section in the room. Had it all in his head, harmony and everything. Not just little eight bar loop ideas. he would actually sing the entire arrangement into a micro-cassette recorder complete with stops and fills.”
I’ve been a fan of a cappella music for over a decade and am not sure how this eluded me.
Deonis (of TEN) - Happy
OPB: Pharrell Williams
Deonis Cook (Vocal Percussion and Musical Director of TEN) took it upon himself to arrange a solo multitrack version of “Happy” and it’s REALLY good!
The Sons of Pitches - Get Lucky
OPB: Daft Punk ft Pharrell
Album: Not Too Shabby
These guys are AMAZING! 7 piece group from the UK… Check them out :)
Music Video: Pentatonix - “Run to You”
Their first video for an original song.