The best things in life are worth waiting for, and Peter Hollens proves that by pouring several weeks of hard work and dedication into his latest release. Then again, when you’re following up a release as powerful as “Sleepwalking” (his first original song), it’s important to follow up strong. And Hollens has done just that.
This time around, he’s put together a beautifully executed mash-up of two Adele songs – “Turning Tables” and “Someone Like You” – and it’s everything you want it to be and more. Soulful and powerful, this blending of songs is simultaneously brilliant and a no-brainer, and the emotive nature of the source material lends itself well to Hollens’ creamy and effective execution.
It’s not the fist time Hollens has taken to the charts for blend-in-spiration. In fact, “What’s My Name/Only Girl,” his first release, was also a mash-up, inspired by another bold and beautiful female of the pop world – Rihanna.
Since that first release, Hollens has been consistently churning out successful singles, using only his wide range of vocal capabilities and the help of some very talented friends to pull them off. His solo releases include Billy Joel’s “Lullaby,” Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” and Katy Perry’s “Firework.”
But in addition to bringing on super-star a cappella arrangers and producers, Hollens has also enlisted and collaborated with some truly remarkable vocal talent - with his wife, Evynne, on “Seasons of Love” (from Rent) and Lady Antebellum’s “Need You Now,” with the Grammy-winning Swingle Singers on “Poor Wayfaring Stranger,” and with Courtney Jensen and Therry Thomas on Justin Bieber’s “Pray” (as a fundraiser for Japanese tsunami relief efforts).
Hollens shows no signs of stopping, so make sure to check back here often to find out what he’ll be doing next!