Covering ‘Mad World’ by Tears For Fears, Pentatonix release a haunting music video. This three-time Grammy Award-winning group has gone beyond time and time again with their covers. The recent original drop ‘Happy Now’ also caused a whirlwind as their first original since 2015. Have you heard ‘Mad World’ yet? This is one cover we’d bet money on.
The Band Known As Pentatonix
We’ve gotta show some love to this group. If you’ve been on YouTube long enough, you’ve come across them a time or two. They’re truly an American a cappella group we simply adore. Originating in Arlington, Texas, the band began in 2011 and is still going strong today. Lovers of Pitch Perfect and Glee rejoice– we’ve brought you a new favorite, or reminded you, of an old favorite.
Members include Scott Hoying (baritone), Mitch Grassi (tenor), Kirstin Maldonado (mezzo-soprano), Kevin Olusola (vocal percussion), and Matt Sallee (bass). The five making for Penta (meaning 5) and tonix or a pentatonic scale, which consists of 5 notes per octave for our music nerds out there.
The lyrics were always lonely and sad. We knew that. If you’ve ever heard the original by Tears For Fears, you know this is a song that will break your heart. Pentatonix came along and put their spin on it. Man, do we have chills. Haunting just isn’t an apt enough word for this a cappella. Breathing taking and spine-tingling, the loneliness has reached its peak. During this pandemic, we’ve been and felt more isolated than ever before, and the internet has always brought us so close yet so far away. Do we understand the plight of others?
The visuals are simple but resonate deeply with the message and lyrics. Behind each member is a ghostly form of them just getting through and going by. This song and its weight feel like the drudgery of making it through each day. It is indeed a ‘Mad World’ lads.
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Featured image courtesy of Pentatonix Official Twitter