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Saturday, September 17, 2016

Weekend Diversion: Jolene


The video above is a collaboration between Pentatonix and Dolly Parton, covering her hit, “Jolene”. I really like it.

Pentatonix produces what they call “instrument-free music”, often with really interesting results. They’re also quite popular: Their YouTube Channel has more than 11 million subscribers. Two members of Pentatonix, Mitch Grassi and Scott Hoying, also have a side project called Superfruit.

This particular video was posted today as Pentatonix begins their world tour. The song “Jolene” has always been among my favourite of Parton’s many songs, because of it’s seemingly simple melody and structure, and straightforward storytelling. It’s a really good pop country song. At the time I was preparing this post, the video had been viewed nearly 1.3 million times.

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