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Pentatonix takes a cappella to a new level on latest
In this world, we have people who follow paths and people who pave them.
Acappella group Pentatonix has taken non-instrumental vocal artistry to an entirely new level and is paving a way for acapella groups into the mainstream. After winning The Sing Off, the five members of the group: Mitch Grassi, Scott Hoying, Avi Kaplan, Kirstie Maldonado and Kevin Olusola decided that they wanted to not only continue covering songs that people love – they also wanted to start writing new and original songs for people to love.
Their latest EP, PTX Vol. III, features three original tracks that are equally as catchy as the cover songs that are also included. “It wasn’t incredibly easy,” says Mitch Grassi about the groups transition into writing original songs, “only a select few of us had written songs before.”
“We want to become an actual band that just happens to use their vocals, instead of a novelty a cappella group,” Grassi continued.
If their latest EP is any indication of their songwriting ability, I have no doubt that they will accomplish everything they hope for! Please enjoy my Q&A with Mitch Grassi below and make sure to buy a copy of Pentatonix’s latest EP! I know you’ll love it!
Your EP, PTX Vol. III, was
just released and it’s great! How exciting! What is your favorite
memory from the recording process?
What was the experience like
when transitioning to writing original songs after singing covers for
How have your goals changed
and how do you feel like you’ve grown since you won ‘The
I just saw your new video
for “Papaoutai” with Lindsey Sterling and I loved it! How
did that collaboration come together and what was unique about working
How do you choose which songs
you’d like to cover next?