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Watch the Pentatonix Bring ‘Hallelujah’ to Life in a Beautiful A Cappella Video

One song, five voices, all the feels

Leonard Cohen’s 1984 classic “Hallelujah” is one of the most haunting songs ever written—and it just got a fresh, thrilling new spin thanks to the vocal stylings of the Pentatonix, the five-person a cappella sensation.

Released on their new Christmas album, the Pentatonix’s cover of the soaring tune will give you all the feels, guaranteed. From a stripped-down opening it builds into a lush, layered composition, taking a tour of all five singers’ strength and range as they stomp across a barren landscape in the unembellished accompanying video.

It’s a somewhat more celebratory version of the song than the ubiquitous Jeff Buckley one you’ve probably cried along to in the past (it’s on their holiday album, after all), but will still stir up all kinds of emotion. Watch above.

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