Move over Miley, here comes BYU Vocal Point! And if I’m being perfectly honest, this version of “The Climb” is way better than the original. For this song, VP teamed up with veteran Youtuber and former collegiate A Capella singer Peter Hollens. Hollens should be no stranger to Latter-day Saints, as he has collaborated with the likes of the Piano Guys, Alex Boye, and Studio C.
“The Climb” is just one of the songs that will be included in VP’s new album “Vocal Point“, which will drop on May 22nd. Previously released as their first videos from this album were “You Raise Me Up,” and “Be Thou My Vision.” But that’s not all TWIM family! You may not know it, but you were looking for a remake of that famous Rick Astley hit “Never Gonna Give You Up.” Also included is a cover of Panic At The Disco’s, “High Hopes”, and a “One Direction Medley.” Because who doesn’t need more 1D in their lives?
But I’m most excited for my favorite Billy Joel song of all time, “Lullaby (Goodnight, My Angel).” This song has been a staple of goodnight songs in my house for more years than I can count.
The album will available for pre-order on iTunes and Spotify on the 22nd. Or if a standard CD is more your thing can pre-ordered for $12. You can even get it in vinyl if that’s your jam.
PRINCE OF EGYPT
Hold on there’s more!!!
If one music video wasn’t enough to liven your day, we’ve got something more for you. Returning the favor, Vocal Point collaborated with Peter Hollens on his Ultimate Zoom Choir rendition of “Prince of Egypt.” This isn’t the first Zoom Choir I’ve seen. Many choirs are finding ways to stay connected and spread joy, despite the physical separation.