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#FeatureFriday: Columbia SHARP A Cappella Bring Smooth Stylings To New Album "#|Vol. I"


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Columbia University's all-male a cappella band SHARP is bringing all of their coolness to your ears with their new album "#|Vol. I" and it's definitely worth your time.

When it comes to sophistication and style, few can pull it off quite like Columbia's SHARP. The group simply exudes a high level of cool and smoothness as evident in their past body of work. The group has been featured on CollegeAca on multiple occasions with their slick mashup of "Coffee x Pillowtalk" and a live performance through our "Aca Live" series.

The group has returned with their very first EP that highlights their impressive vocal talent as well as their signature style.
The four track EP features chart topping hits as well as a few surprises, which include "Crazy" by Gnarls Barkley, "Foreigner's God" by Hozier, "No Air / Battlefield" a mashup of hit songs by Jordin Sparks and Chris Brown, and  "We Find Love" by Daniel Caesar.

The EP as a whole showcases a great deal of production, which is sure to please both a cappella purists and those who like their music with a bit more punch. Not once will the listener forget that this is an all a cappella track, yet the music is executed to a high degree proving that a high level of artistry is still needed to do what SHARP has produced.

As for the tracks themselves, fans will enjoy SHARP's reimagined take on "Crazy" which dials the pulse down a notch or two to really let the song's soul and emotion shine through. "Foreigner's God" is the album's surprise stunner with its passionate vocal delivery and indie/rock core that adds a unique dynamic to the entire project. "No Air / Battlefield" is the epitome of cool as Pop and R&B are brought to the forefront in the group's energized mashup which is big on sound and blend. And the EP's closer "We Find Love" is the emotional gut punch that every music project should include as it breaks you down through such an immaculate soulful lead.

SHARP has such a knack for drawing out emotion through their music and this is evident with all the tracks on "#|Vol. I". 

Check out the tracks in the player below.

To learn more about SHARP, go here.



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