If there’s a song that no matter who covers it or sings it will get me, it’s the song ‘Hallelujah’. I’m not even all that religious, I haven’t been to a house commissioned by God in years, but this song will give me shivers up and down my spine every single time and will make me think to grab a Bible ASAP. I’m not sure what it is about this song but damn.
Before I heard this version by Pentatonix, my go to’s were the original by Jeff Buckley or the one by Justin Timberlake. I would blast it, sing at the top of my lungs, and just cry. It was almost like an exorcism for the soul in a phenomnenal way. But this version by Pentantox is absolutely haunting. It’s shivering and it’s daunting. It’s chilling, even. And i think what makes it is the fact that it’s acapella. Meaning all the sound in the song is made by the five singers’ voices. That’s it. There’s no synthesizers, there’s no instruments, there’s not even a freaking piano. This song will have you entranced for the entire 5 minutes of the song, asif you needed any more reason to be besides the fact that it’s the song ‘Hallelujah’.
I could listen to this song several times throughout the day or any time i needed a rush from an acapella song. I highly recommend you listen to it. You won’t regret it