A great many a cappella groups have formed over the past ten years or so, as the genre has seen a large spike in popularity. But while those groups have wonderful, rich histories of their own – albeit brief histories – there are many other groups that have truly withstood the test of time.
The Opportunes of Harvard University are one such group. Formed in 1980, this co-ed group can boast over three decades of music-making and friendship-forging. And now, they are releasing an album that truly celebrates their most recent milestone birthday. “Out Loud” is the latest in a long line of albums, and it’s officially available for digital download through A Cappella Records!
“Out Loud” is, in and of itself, a milestone. The group’s tenth studio release, it celebrates all that the Opportunes try to embody in their music, from the intricate arranging style to the stand-out solos. The track list of “Out Loud” is decidedly contemporary, with neo-classics such as “Breakeven” by The Script, “Fireflies” by Owl City and a Beyonce/Kelly Clarkson mash-up of “Halo” and “Already Gone,” the album celebrates the music of the 21st century while still staying true to both the style and substance the Opportunes value. At 13 tracks, it’s a lengthy listen, but well worth the time – and financial – investment.
The Opportunes have, since 1980, performed all over their native Cambridge MA, as well as venues from New York to the Caribbean, and beyond. Award-winning and internationally-renowned, the Opportunes aim to continually travel down the path of a cappella success, with time on their side and nowhere to go but further up. In addition to a shared love of and respect for the art of making music – especially a cappella – the group attributes their lengthy success to the family feel of the group dynamic.
A milestone in multiple ways, “Out Loud” will make an excellent addition to your music library. Find it on iTunes today!