of the Week: Nicki Minaj’s “Starships” by Pentatonix
Jun 28, 2012
BY Melissa Novacaska
Song: “Starships” by Nicki Minaj
Why we’re obsessed: We’re really liking Pentatonix’s
acappella twist on Nicki Minaj’s “Starships” and
besides, who needs all those instruments when you can just create
the sounds by your mouth? Duh! I must be really obsessed with this
track, because we did a “Starships” cover two weeks ago,
yet they sound completely different.
This group slowed down the song at times, but totally made it just
as awesome as the original! I love how all their voices compliment
one another and rotate on who sings and who makes the awesome beats
and rhythms. It can almost be compared to a number done by Glee, except
this one is obvs way cooler. I can see why this wicked cover has received
almost 150,000 hits in three days.
Background: Based in Los Angeles, this five-member band covers a wide
range of music all the way from pop and R&B to even electronic
music in an acappella style for the most part, and upload their songs
to their YouTube channel. They won Season 3 of NBC’s “The
Sing-Off” and just released their first EP.