A few days ago, we have seen an a capella collaboration of Dolly Parton and Pentatonix of Jolene. Recently, Pentatonix released a video of a new video of their version of “Bohemian Rhapsody” and it is just wow!
The video starts out with the group members sitting on the couch then looking into the camera as it zooms in. The group kicks it off with his signature harmony then PTX tenor Mitch Grassi takes control. He leads the song while the other four backed him up.
Their cover of the “Bohemian Rhapsody” is the lead track of their latest EP PTX Vol. IV—Classics. It is debatably their greatest video cover so far. Their breathtaking vocals and harmonies are totally insane, proving that they are definitely deserving of another Grammy Award.
This song was sung by the British rock band, Queen. It is a six-minute song that consists of sections without a chorus. It has an intro, a ballad segment, an operatic passage, a hard rock part and a reflective coda. Reportedly, it is the most expensive single ever made when it was released however, the exact cost was not reported.
“I'm going to shatter some illusions, it was just one of those pieces I wrote for the album: just writing my batch of songs. In its early stages I almost rejected it, but then it grew. We started deciding on a single about halfway through. There were a few contenders – we were thinking of "The Prophet's Song" at one point – but then "Bohemian Rhapsody" seemed the one. There was a time when the others wanted to chop it around a bit, but I refused. If it was going to be released, it would be in its entirety. We knew it was very risky, but we had so much confidence in that song – I did anyway. I felt, underneath it all, that if it was successful it would earn a lot of respect. People were all going, You're joking, they'll never play it, you'll only hear the first few bars and then they'll fade it out. We had numerous rows. EMI were shocked – a six-minute single? You must be joking! The same in America – oh, you just got away with it in Britain.”
—Freddie Mercury, 1976
Watch the latest cover of PTX’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” below.