There's something utterly mystifying about a large choir performing a chart-topping, indie pop tune. Yes, you heard that right. We're not talking about a classical piece from a hundred years ago. No, we're talking one of the biggest songs of the last few years.
The song in itself is probably the perfect example of the phrase "hauntingly beautiful." But, it's even more moving and exquisite when being vocalized by upwards of 100 singers.
What's truly magnificent about the performance delivered by the Stellenbosch University Choir from South Africa is the pacing exemplified. The conductor takes his time with the timing of the arrangement, articulating every phrase, highlighting the key text of "say something."
Performances just don't get better than this.