photo credit: YouTube via PTXOfficial
After three back to back Grammy Award wins, it’s safe to say that Texas based a cappella quintet Pentatonix is living the dream – and having a good time doing it. Fresh off of their most recent Grammy win for their cover of “Jolene” with country legend Dolly Parton, Pentatonix wasted no time and got back to work immediately, coming roaring back with a brand new cover of John Lennon’s 1971 classic “Imagine” that’s brought more than a few tears to eyes in the 4 days since its March 10, 2017 release.
Fun Fact: The group got its name from a 5-note music scale.
“Imagine” is nothing without the imagery it evokes of a world that shuns religion, greed, and exclusivity, and Pentatonix’s music video for their cover falls in line beautifully as members Avi Kaplan, Scott Hoying, Mitch Grassi, Kirstin Maldonado and Kevin Olusola each bear signs describing their identity – LGBTQ, Jewish, Christian, etc – before flipping them over in unison to reveal the word “H-U-M-A-N,” indicating that the other labels really don’t matter at the end of the day.
Even without instruments, Pentatonix’s cover of “Imagine” manages to be one of the most gorgeous things we’ve ever heard and we’re sure that you’ll agree once you give it a spin or two. Enjoy!