Mmbop, scoobity-doo. Yep, that’s right a cappella fans, Pentatonix is back in the news again after an announcement made by the remaining five members earlier this week. According to the press release, the band has been receiving a lot of feedback from their fans lately, both good and bad, about their four holiday albums. Hoping to clear some things up, they have officially announced that not only will they not stop creating Christmas music, but they vowed that nothing could possibly stop them from covering every Christmas song ever written. Although this message first reads as a joyous celebration, the more you look at it, the more it seems like a threat.
We caught up with each of the members of Pentatonix to get their perspective. Let’s see what they had to say.
Scott Hoying: Every band has their thing, you know? And we want ours to be Christmas. In fact, we believe in the potency of our Christmas music so much that we believe in the future, we will be the only Christmas music left. At least, that’s our hope. Christmas is Here! in stores now.
Mitch Grassi: I wanted our ‘thing’ to be Halloween, but Scott wouldn’t shut up about Christmas and we all eventually gave in. Kirstin wanted to make us an Easter band and Kevin thought we should be the first people to break into the Thanksgiving music market, but ultimately the money is in Christmas. And in the end, isn’t that the reason for the season? Or doing anything?
Kirstin Maldonado: Listen, Easter music is old and we need to update it, that’s all I was saying. However, now that I personally own two yachts, I have to say that Scott was right. That being said, if I ever go solo, get ready for Rocking Around the Easter Bunny Vol. 1. Trust me, it slaps.
Kevin Olusola: Oh I haven’t thought about what we have been singing in years. That’s the best part about a cappella, it’s just noises I make with my mouth. Check this out. Scoop doop loopy snoop bap boop. Is that music? Whose to say. All I care about is my model trains that I keep in a storage unit. I could give less of a shit what kind of music we make.
Joey Fatone: Honestly? I’m just happy to be here.
Matt Sallee: Do people know that I’m in the band? I know I am a recent addition, but I think I can bring a lot to the table. Like a parrot, I can imitate almost any noise with my larynx. Every sample you might have heard in our music is just me, but I never get any credit. Please tell me that I exist because I’m starting to think I am just a figment of America’s imagination, like Santa Claus and the idea of personal freedom. Please.
Sounds to me like another Christmas banger is on the way! Love those guys.
This was written by Nathan Ellwood, who is snarky even on Christmas, but don’t be calling me Grinch. He’s not worthy of such a title. Follow him @NPEllwood.