Pentatonix has delivered an emotionally powerful cover of Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah. You can see the music video that has gone viral and get the details on the Grammy Award-winning a capella quintet’s new holiday album, ‘A Pentatonix Christmas.’
The classic song ‘Hallelujah’ by legendary Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen and released more than 30 years ago in 1985, has been covered by countless music artists. We’ve heard many a performer cover the song over the years including Neil Diamond, Celine Dion, Renée Fleming (Dark Hope, 2010): Hear opera soprano Fleming take on “Hallelujah” on a cove, Willie Nelson, Bon Jovi, Susan Boyle, Jeff Buckley, k.d. lang Michael Bolton, and so many others.
Now Pentatonix had delivered their own unforgettable rendition. The five-member ensemble — also known as PTX — first rose to fame on NBC’s The Sing-Off and against odds have gone on to mega success. This rendition of ‘Hallelujah’ racked up more than six million views on YouTube in less than 72 hours.
It’s but one of the 11-tracks of their highly anticipated holiday album, ‘A Pentatonix Christmas’ which arrived in full even before Halloween on October 21st. We didn’t even have to wait till Black Friday for this one.
The music video, shot entirely in black and white, features all five vocalists — Avi Kaplan, Scott Hoying, Kirstin Maldonado, Kevin Olusola, and Mitch Grassi — in a stark desert setting as they sing the familiar and moving song.
‘A Pentatonix Christmas’ is the group’s second holiday album. They released That’s Christmas to Me in 2014. The new album features a wide variety of covers of classic holiday songs ranging from the likes of the iconic Irving Berlin song “White Christmas” made famous by Bing Crosby to the 1990s NSYNC hit,”Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays.”
You can watch Pentatonix’s amazing ‘Hallelujah’ music video below.