Pentatonix releases ‘Hallelujah’ music video that goes viral.
October 26, 2016
Pentatonix’s new music video, “Hallelujah,” has gotten nearly 7 million views since its release Friday.
On Friday, the Grammy award-winning a capella group gifted the world with an early dose of Christmas cheer when they dropped their new 2016 holiday album, “A Pentatonix Christmas,” along with a stunning music video to accompany their cover of Leonard Cohen’s classic tune “Hallelujah.”
The song is one of 11 from the group’s album “A Pentatonix Christmas”, also released Friday.
The video, shot entirely in a gorgeously subdued desert landscape, features all five group members standing solemnly in formation as they deliver chilling vocal performances of the song. Watch it at your own risk — this music video may cause an unexpected overload of Christmas feelings!
In addition to “Hallelujah,” the album features 11 (perfectly sung) holiday tracks to help you bask in all of your early onset Christmas joy, including Irving Berlin’s cozy classic “White Christmas,” Bing Crosby’s “I’ll Be Home For Christmas,” and even 90s pop royalty NSYNC’s peppy tune “Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays.”
“Hallelujah” was originally written and performed by Leonard Cohen but has been covered over 60 times, including Jeff Buckley’s version that popularized the song and John Cale’s version that is featured on Dreamworks’ 2001 animated film “Shrek.”
Pentatonix has sold over 2.8 million albums in the U.S., according to its website, and its YouTube channel has over 11.2 million subscribers.