Acapella Group Pentatonix Puts A Twist To This Joplin Classic
Joplin Modern Rock-apella?
Multi-Grammy award winning a capella group Pentatonix just got nominated again for a third Grammy. They’ve toured the world and released eight albums since winning the third season of the singing competition reality TV show “Sing Off” in 2011. During their time on the TV show, they’ve defied a capella stereotypes by busting out vocal effects that haven’t been done before. They caught the attention of hard rock fans when they did an insane rendition of “Born to be Wild” by Steppenwolf. Also during the show’s 60s themed episode, they chose to bring the groove back to the Janis Joplin classic “Piece of My Heart”. It’s an unexpected take on the blues-rock Joplin hit with a unique twist of a reggae arrangement, but somehow it actually works. The way the group spun it even with a vocal “flugelhorn” solo was interesting which just showed how well these five kids blend their sounds together.
Interesting fact: The group’s vocal bassist Avi Kaplan has a rare talent he shares with Janis Joplin and that is singing in overtones or two (or more) notes at once!