Acapella ‘around the world’

Acapella ‘around the world’

Pentatonix, the iconic acapella group most commonly known for their holiday albums, have yet again created another series of Christmas tunes: “Holidays Around the World.” These songs showcase the different languages practiced all across the globe.

“I love the unity Pentatonix’s new album creates, with all the different languages and the use of those languages to sing Christmas music [that] brings everyone together and allows people to feel connected,” Lacey LaGasse, senior, said.

The newly made album was released in October and consists of 12 different songs. Many of the tracks are common Christmas carols remakes; however, there are a few Pentatonix originals. They recently released four brand new songs, and these signify the holiday season’s joy rather than the iconic tunes that are played every year.

“The new Pentatonix original songs are honestly calming, and they help one to reflect on their beliefs,” Zach Gonzalez, sophomore, said.

The group of five decided to create songs that implement different languages for the 2022 year album. Pentatonix had covered some of the songs already as acapella; however, they translated parts of the songs into different languages, hence the title, “Holidays Around the World.” In the song “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing,” for example, they had Hiba Tawaji, a popular singer in the Middle East, sing parts of the song in Lebanese.

“I think it is really cool that they incorporated different languages. To me it makes it so that everyone feels included, which is super cool,” Megan Busbee, junior, said.

Pentatonix now has a total of eight holiday albums, with their most popular being “That’s Christmas to Me.” This album contains their first take on, “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing,” which ended up being one of their biggest hits. There are 10 songs in the album, but it also has a bonus track containing their version of “Let it Go.”

“I love how when I listen to Pentatonix Christmas albums, it is a whole different feel than the basic holiday music, and it gives off such a joy filled vibe,” Krew Eddleman, freshman, said.

To listen to “Holidays Around the World,” one can stream the album on Spotify, Apple music, Pandora, Amazon music, and more.