Pentatonix The Lucky Ones Album
American sensational acappella group, Pentatonix are here with this brand new 11-track studio album which they tagged “The Lucky Ones”.
Pentatonix is a five-member sensational pop acapella group — known for their creative covers of popular songs and their five holiday albums. They released their newest album, “The Lucky Ones” on Feb. 12.
This 11-track album took two years to create according to Scott Hoying, the baritone of the group, in a celebratory Instagram post.
“The Lucky Ones” is a diverse pop album that tackles the effects of mental health in relationships in a blend of catchy pop anthems and soft ballads.
Coming in hot with “Happy Now” an upbeat single released last summer, Hoying sings about moving on happily after a breakup as the other members of the group harmonize with him and beatboxer, Kevin Olusola, provides a catchy beat emphasized by hand percussion.
The song revolves around the question “Am I happy now, right now / With or without you?” that acts as an emotional check in following a breakup.
Ending with “The Lucky Ones” the album comes full circle in an emotional ballad that reflects on a mental health journey. The journey starts with “Don’t stand out, you’ll get kicked around / Put up a wall so tall, you’re safe there” and ultimately leads to “Look how far we’ve come.” The journey is not one from rock bottom to perfection; it is mere progress in coping with the highs and lows of life.
Pentatonix’s “The Lucky Ones” is an emotional rollercoaster that mimics the volatility of mental health and the role it has in relationships. From radio worthy hits like “Love Me When I Don’t” to heart-wrenching ballads like “Exit Signs,” it offers a range of sounds that provide many angles to the impact mental illness can have on a relationship, a journey that is reflected on in “The Lucky Ones.”
This peculiar blend of an upbeat genre and a taboo, this too-often stigmatized topic is both relatable and aesthetically pleasing, making it an unforgettable experience. Whether you’re already a Pentaholic or not, this is an album that will leave you in awe.
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