Mon. Jul 15th, 2024

It’s no great secret that music speaks to the majority of us as though it were its own language.

For almost as long as humans have had ears with which to listen, music has played a huge role in our societies, evoking powerful emotions, inspiring and influencing in equal measure. And though styles may shift and change, certain songs truly are timeless, equally impactful and enjoyed today, often decades after they were first written.

You see, that’s one of the great things about music, and songs more specifically; each artist’s take or spin is unique. Anyone requiring an example of this need only look as far as You Raise Me Up, the popular classic originally released in 2001, since covered by the likes of Josh Groban (2003) and Westlife (2005).

Chances are you’ve heard the song – if you haven’t, you really should – and the fact that it’s reportedly been covered by over 100 artists is testament to its staying power.

Yet of all the renditions of this beloved ballad, readers may never have heard arguably one of the most hauntingly beautiful, coming courtesy of Brigham Young University’s Vocal Point.

LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY – MAY 03: Josh Broban attends the Barnstable Brown Gala at Barnstable-Brown Mansion on May 03, 2024 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Stephen J. Cohen/Getty Images)

As per reports, BYU Vocal Point is a nine-member acapella group founded in 1991 by then-BYU students Dave Boyce and Bob Ahlander. The group quickly surged to immense popularity on campus, not to mention placing fifth in the third season of NBC’s The Sing-Off.

In 2018, the group announced a record deal with Universal Music Group’s classical label, Decca Gold. Jason Bromley, one of the group’s members, said: “We’re ordinary college students doing extraordinary things.”

Enter their cover of You Raise Me Up, which truly is a celebration of their unquestionable talent and ability to create unforgettable moments through their music.

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The video for the number sees the group traversing a mountainous landscape, effortlessly blending their harmonies and infusing their voices to truly stunning effect.

Don’t believe us? Watch the video below for BYU Vocal Point’s mesmerizing rendition:

What did you think to the song? Let us know in the comments.