Season 3 winners of "The Sing Off" have been busy keeping their fans updated. Pentatonix has been responding to fan requests for a cappella versions of popular songs such as "Somebody That I Used To Know" by Goyte. What fans really want to know is when they can pick up a Pentatonix album. Not to worry, the five-member group is working on it.
Members of the group are constantly tweeting and updating their Facebook page on the latest album news. From details on rehearsals to complaints about no sleep some nights, the general feel is excitement. The group is eager to get their first EP out for the fans who helped them win "The Sing Off."
What To Expect
Pentatonix isn't about to deviate from what made them the stand outs of the show. Their mix of pop, soul and electronic music make them truly unique. You can expect to hear arrangements similar to what they performed on "The Sing Off." If past winners' albums are any indication, we may even hear a few of their most popular songs in full. Who wouldn't want to hear their stunning debut performance of "E.T." by Katy Perry again?
While it isn't clear as to whether they are sticking with covers or plan to include any original music, the album will be a must-have for any modern a cappella or Pentatonix fan. Covers will likely include pop and rock music from the '80s and later. Their signature style isn't about to change anytime soon and hopefully, it'll only get better.
Why The Wait?
Making an album isn't easy. First, you have to actually choose the songs. With five members, that's quite a bit of music to sort through with everyone having their own favorites. Then there's the process of actually figuring out which songs work best with their style. In the middle of all this comes appearances and performances. After all, the group wants to ensure everyone knows who they are before an album comes out.
Pentatonix wants it perfect. Fans truly believe in them. They want to ensure anything they release is as perfect as possible. With some of the tricks they pulled on "The Sing Off," they are likely busy experimenting to put as many surprises and unique twists as they can on songs we already know and love. While fans are just as anxious as anyone else, it's a good thing that the band is taking its time. Rushing will simply make a boring album. Carefully planning and rehearsing means an album none of us will want to stop listening to.