I believe that in the past I've blogged about my favorite artists and/or songs. If I did, then Josh Groban and/or "Remember When It Rained" definitely made the list. Josh Groban remains one of my favorite artists to date; "Remember When It Rained" remains my favorite song to date. It's one of the few songs that makes me think, remember, want to cry, yet feel at peace all at the same time, depending on what I hear in the song when I listen to it at different points of my day.
So when Spotify revealed to me that there's an a capella version, I knew I had to share it. For comparison, I'm including both songs in this post:
It's impressive to me how beautiful and haunting both versions of the same song are in their own way - whether through the impressive rise and fall of the orchestra's harmonies, or through the equally impressive simplicity that is a group of men recreating the same song without a single instrument aside from their own voices. What the a capella group lacks in vocal abilities (which, admittedly, is not much - but still, Josh's range sounds larger and his style more controlled to me), it makes up for, I think, in raw talent, and I'm very happy I had the chance to discover them through their cover of my favorite song.
What do you think?