Has listening to music or listening to a particular song ever got you goosebumps? Because this is what happens to me every time I listen to Josh Groban. This amazing baritone with the silky voice isn’t only a singer but an actor, a song writer and a music producer too.
Back in April, this talented man decided to help people connect through music during this stressful and difficult time that we were going through due to the COVID-19 and the imposed quarantine. So, he started this beautiful and inspiring YouTube series called #ShowerSongs, where he asked people to request songs and he would deliver from his own SHOWER!
The singer has already performed songs like You’ll never Walk Alone and Remember when it Rained within the white walls of his shower and in this article we will comment on his performance of the song Hallelujah.
Most of us are familiar with the song Hallelujah probably after watching the animation film Shrek back in 2001. For those who don’t know it though, Hallelujah was first written and performed by the Canadian singer Leonard Cohen and it was released on his single album Various Positions in 1984, but unfortunately it didn’t get a lot of attention. However, after it was heard in Shrek, the popularity of the song skyrocketed and it gained many admirers and many different versions.
In this video, Josh Groban sings Hallelujah joined by Lucia Micarelli, a violin virtuoso from Queens, New York. Josh and Lucia are old collegues who have worked together in the past, at 2 of Groban’s world tours. So, their performance, although done in 2 seperated places, seems flawless.
The song starts and we can see both artists immersed in their music. The violin adds a beautiful yet melancholic tone to song. Lucia starts playing and then Josh joins and mesmerizes us with his beautiful voice.
His performance is a prime example of his style to infuse different types of musics. As the same said in one of his earlier interviews at Yamaha entertainment, “Not fitting into a specific musical category definitely has its pros and cons,” he also added that “It’s a struggle sometimes, because people try to categorize you. But blending genres is what inspires me. I wouldn’t have it any other way.”And, we can stand witnesses to his immense talent.
But, with his #ShowerSongs we can also see his humanistic work as he tries to comfort and support people during these difficult times we are all going though. His Hallelujah performance was dediacted to the brave frontline workers across the country and particularly to the madical personnel at New York’s Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Irving Medical Centre.
I would like to close this article with some positive comments from his fans about this performance. One man wrote, “Not only does your voice invoke peace but also your wonderful sweet personality! Thank your for sharing yourself with others! Truly a gift from God!”; while another said, “Thank you for sharing your gift with the world. God Bless.”
If you are a ‘Grobanite’ and you would like to see more of Josh singing in his Shower, check out the video below!
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