Monday, October 27, 2014

One-man A Cappella Vocalist and YouTube Star Peter Hollens

One-man a cappella vocalist and video producer Peter Hollens has been releasing videos on YouTube for over three years to overwhelming feedback. His videos have over 71 million views and his YouTube channel has 800,000-plus subscribers. Needless to say, it’s been a long time coming for this talent and his loyal following - on October 27, Hollens releases his self-titled debut album on Portrait/Sony Music Masterworks.

"The album is a mix of everything I love musically from classic folk to pop to soundtrack and Broadway melodies. I'm so excited to share this music with the world!" says Peter Hollens.

Recorded and produced by Hollens, the 13-track album features seven songs from his catalog in addition to six new songs. Included are songs from fan-favorite videos like ‘Misty Mountains’ and ‘I See Fire,’ plus an original composition ‘Ashland’s Song’ written about Hollens’ newborn son. The album will also feature collaborations with artists like Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys on ‘Our Special Love,’ Jackie Evancho on ‘Hallelujah,’ Lindsey Stirling on ‘Skyrim (Main Theme)’, and Avi Kaplan of Pentatonix on ‘Black Is The Color of My True Love’s Hair.’

Hollens began his a cappella career in 1999 co-founding the University of Oregon’s award-winning a cappella group, On The Rocks. In 2010, the group was featured on NBC’s The Sing Off Season 2.

Since then, Hollens has released over 70 digital singles. He has performed in iconic venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and the Beacon Theatre in New York City. Hollens is also heavily involved in promoting the collegiate a cappella arts through recording, producing, and judging competitions. In addition, he advises many companies including Patreon, Loudr, Tubular as well as sitting on the YouTube creator advisory board.

Track Listing:
  1. I See Fire
  2. Skyrim (Main Theme) [feat. Lindsey Stirling]
  3. I Won’t Give Up
  4. Les Miserables Medley (feat. Evynne Hollens)
  5. I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For (feat. Sabrina Carpenter)
  6. Shenandoah
  7. She Moved Through The Fair
  8. Hallelujah (feat. Jackie Evancho)
  9. Our Special Love (feat. Brian Wilson)
  10. The Parting Glass
  11. Black is the Color of My True Love’s Hair (feat. Avi Kaplan)
  12. Ashland’s Song
  13. Misty Mountains

Follow Peter Hollens on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter @PeterHollens, and Instagram

Disclosure: I did not receive any products nor was paid for this post. I was given info and streaming links at no charge from the PR Firm / Company. Any expressed opinions are my own and personal thoughts. No other compensation was given.

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