This Is What It Sounds Like When 225 People Sing “Black Hole Sun” At Once
photo credit: Choir! Choir! Choir! via Youtube
Choir! Choir! Choir! Salute Chris Cornell With 225-Person Singalong
Ever wonder what “Black Hole Sun” would sound like if, say, roughly 225 people sang it? Never fear – we’ve got you covered! This week, Toronto’s Choir! Choir! Choir! converged on a tiny practice space where together, the 225-person outfit performed a cover of Soundgarden’s 1994 hit “Black Hole Sun” in honor of the band’s late frontman Chris Cornell, who committed suicide late last week at the age of 52. One of our favorite trends in recent memory that finds large groups of rock fans getting together to create viral videos of themselves singing or jamming their favorite songs, Choir! Choir! Choir!’s 225-voice cover of “Black Hole Sun” gives an already powerful song the shades and colors needed to pay tribute to one of rock’s best and brightest.
Alarmed that they’re looking at sheets of paper? Don’t be; remember, they’re a choir, y’all! They’re paying attention to various vocal parts and those awesome harmonies and rounds that you’re hearing.
While Choir! Choir! Choir! does an absolutely killer job at arranging and executing one of the most original takes on this 1994 classic we’ve heard so far, the video ends and fades to black – but not before bearing the words, “No one sings like you anymore,” and they’re not kidding. No one sang or will ever sing like Chris Cornell, but like Choir! Choir! Choir! we’ll have a great time trying when we go back to the songs we’ve loved for over three decades.