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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

The end of October is a little too early for Christmas music, but trust me here. Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” might be surrounded by Christmas music on this new album but it has by no means been dressed up for the season. Quite the contrary, in fact…

Last year, Pentatonix amazed us with Mary Did You Know. This year, their Christmas album includes the ballad that’s become shorthand for intensity of hope through pain and pathos. It is a love song, or, at least, a song about love.

The Pentatonix bring their incredible harmonies and balance to this modern classic, stripping it down to its bare and raw elements in some moments and bringing the richness of their ensemble to the stunning finish.

Watch:

Hallelujah - Pentatonix

While some might say that “Hallelujah” has been overused enough to qualify as an internet cat meme, I love the drama and emotion of the song and I love seeing what each unique artist brings to the piece.

 

What’s your favorite performance of “Hallelujah” or are you just tired of hearing it everywhere?

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