By: Malcolm Kelner
Emerson College may be known for bringing innovation to communication and the arts, but recently a student group has started doing even more than that– it is bringing a legitimate revolution to the music industry.
The groundbreaking group just recently released a music video on YouTube in which its members perform covers of popular songs. But here’s the difference:
They don’t use any instruments.
That’s right. And it’s not because they don’t own any and can’t afford to buy or rent some. They willingly don’t even try to use them! There isn’t a single guitar, drum, piano, electronic soundboard, or any other instrument that would usually provide the backing to a pop song.
So you’re probably wondering, how do they even make the songs then?
And the answer to that question is what makes the group so incredible, and what will undoubtedly change the music industry forever… they use their voices in place of the instruments.
It may sounds crazy, but seriously, that’s what they do. While the different members of the group take turns singing the lyrics to the songs, the other members stand behind them and literally make the musical sounds of the tune with their own voices, while gyrating to the beat and wearing smiles fitting for people who are truly changing the world.
Obviously the covers don’t sound exactly like the original songs, but their simulated voice-based instruments make it sound kind of like them, making it something to behold.
Could this be the beginning of the end for instruments? Do you agree that this group has started a musical revolution? Leave your thoughts in the comments.