What first started out as an a cappella group, transformed into a YouTube sensation and quickly blew up into becoming platinum selling stars on tour with Kelly Clarkson. Vocalists Pentatonix have mastered the skill of covering hit songs in impressive and pleasant sounding a cappella, but now, the group wants to take things a step further by crafting their own original material. Today, they debuted their first-ever self-titled record, releasing their first single, "Can't Sleep Love," complete with a music video.
Their debut track about crushing on someone so hard you're unable to sleep, premiered alongside a vibrant and artistic music video, Fuse notes. Kevin "K.O." Olusola and Avi Kaplan provide a catchy beat for their bandmates and vocalists Mitch Graddi, Kirstin Maldonado and Scott Hoying who execute pitch-perfect notes and harmonies.
Pentatonix hits stores on October 16, pinning the a cappella singers against the rest of the hip hop and dance-pop hits that sweep the radio stations."[A cappella] is something entirely different, and entirely driven by raw vocal ability," Mitch said in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. "Listeners always appreciate singers, and to have a group that solely relies on their voices to create their music is quite a deviation from the monotony of pop music."
Scott added:"We've proved we can sing and we can arrange, now we want to prove we can write. We really wanted to push ourselves. We want to establish ourselves as original artists and show that we have something to say."
"Can't Sleep Love" is a refreshing and gripping start to an album that boasts everything "from chill, soulful stuff to upbeat, poppy craziness," according to Pentatonix. Regardless of their wild popularity concerning covers and decade mash-ups, it may be difficult for Pentatonix to put themselves on the mainstream map. Their debut single, however, gives the group hope, making fans eager to hear more of their first studio album.