Five-part pop a cappella group Pentatonix may have first been known as “The Sing-Off” contestants that could, later winning the third season of the show that is currently in the process of being revived after cancellation, but, following their win, they have evolved into much more than that. Featuring tight vocal melodies, an impeccable bass, and a downright awesome beatbox whilst tackling contemporary hits such as Imagine Dragon’s “Radioactive” (alongside famous new age violinist Lindsey Stirling), Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’s “Thrift Shop” , and even PSY’s “Gangnam Style”, it really is no wonder that the group is the first of “Sing-Off” origins to truly get their name out there and make a cappella, and overall music, history with their unique and impressive sound and naturally professional presence. As you might have noticed by now, had you been clicking a few of the links prior to this portion of the article, the group thrives primarily over the immensely popular video-sharing website, YouTube. Now, following their viral “Evolution of Music” hit, comes another hit song given the Pentatonix signature treatment.
The cover song in question is none other than one fresh off of Justin Timberlake’s “The 20/20 Experience”: the title track, “Pusher Love Girl”. As soon as bass-man Avi Kaplan opens his mouth to say in his signature rich, warm tone, “It’s been a long time comin’…”, you know that this is something special. Immediately after the spoken introduction, lead vocalist Scott Hoying rips the track apart with his killer, powerhouse voice, while Mitch Grassi and Kirstie Maldonado provide some amazing backing vocals, and Kevin Olusola proves to be no pushover when it comes to impressing the masses with his truly “legit” beatboxing skills once again. Their take on the tune is a spiritually-enlightening experience, taking you up and down through something truly brilliant in composition and execution. All-in-all, it would be something that even the incomparable Timberlake himself would be rightfully gaga for.
Currently, the vocal group is working on the release of their second album, “PTX Vol. 2”, which is sure to feature all manners of amazing takes on modern favorites, and who knows what else. If you would like to order their first album, “PTX vol. 1”, featuring such “Pentatonixified” takes on songs such as Nicki Minaj’s “Starships” and Jasmine Sullivan’s “Love You Long Time”, you can do so here, over iTunes, for only $5.99. You may also listen to all of their releases on Spotify for absolutely free, and follow the group on Twitter and Facebook if you are interested in their future endeavors. If you would like to keep up with future videos released by Pentatonix, you can subscribe to their official YouTube channel here.