Amber Run captivates fans in a collaboration with London Contemporary Voices as they sang a gospel-like version of their single “I Found.”
The indie rock band is composed of Joe Keogh as the vocalist and guitarist, Tom Sperring for the bass guitar, and Henry Wyeth on the keys.
The group was formed in 2012 from Nottingham, United Kingdom.
Keogh and Sperring, together with former member Will Jones, were students of the University of Nottingham with a degree in Humanities and Law.
However, they dropped their studies in the second year to focus on their band.
On the other side, LCV is the leading non-traditional choir in London.
It was founded by artist Anil Sebastian for Imogen Heap’s concert Love The Earth at Royal Albert Hall in 2010. Since then, they’ve worked with numerous artists worldwide including U2, Andrea Bocelli, and Sam Smith to name a few.
In an exclusive performance hosted by Mahogany Sessions, a London-based YouTube channel founded in 2009, the video starts with a short introduction by Joe, followed by the low humming sound of the choir as if they were trumpets heralding the angels to sing.
It is a secular song yet it reminds of how psalms were sung at the church.
Though their voices blend, the lead singer’s voice still stands out like a ripple in a calm sea.
The person in the song is wary and even afraid.
He tries to stay away because he doesn’t think he deserves her, but he feels that it’s like defying gravity or struggling in quicksand. You’ll fall deeper in the chasm the more you try to escape.
“I Found” is the first song on their 2015 album 5am.
This song is about the struggle of loving someone.
Whether he is afraid he’ll hurt the other or himself, he is only filled with doubts. It has a sequel song entitled “Pilot” as well.
From the feet stomping and finger-snapping, the harmony of saccharine and baritone voices as the song is down to its last chorus.
This part will give anyone chills.
It was hauntingly beautiful. To sum it all, this a cappella version gave more depth to the song. The simplicity made it more compelling.
The rawness of the emotions comes through the melody the entire time!
The way the singer closes his eyes throughout the whole song as he hits those high notes, and how one of the girls from the choir can’t keep her eyes off from someone as if she was also enamored. The whole time, the empty halls added mystery to the performance as their voices danced with the echoes in the room.
Finally, the song ends as peacefully as it begins, like a mother humming a lullaby to her newborn child.
In all, this is a very successful performance!
As the saying goes, love is like lightning: you’ll never know when or where it will strike.
It catches you off-guard, and leaves you defenseless—and that’s the beauty of it! In all, this performance was a huge success, and it left a huge impression on everyone who saw it online. If you liked this performance, be sure to go to their channel to see more of their music as well! Congratulations and best of luck to Amber Run in the future.
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