There are some genres of music that always manage to send shivers down your spine. For me, a capella song covers manage to do that every time. This cover of ‘You Raise Me Up’ by BYU vocal point is one of the most goosebump-inducing videos I’ve seen in a long time.
BYU Vocal Point is a college a capella group created back in 1991 by two students at Brigham Young University. Hence, BYU. Since Dave Boyce and Bob Ahlander first brought the contemporary a capella sound to the university, the group has gone from strength to strength.
With the recent rise of a cappella groups finding stardom via their Youtube channels, BYU Vocal Point jumped on the bandwagon. Some of their incredible videos have amassed millions of views and they are making quite the name for themselves.
In their latest video covering Josh Groban’s rendition of ‘You Raise Me Up’, the BYU vocalists stand among rolling mountains as they belt out the beautiful classic song. I guess the rolling mountains were chosen purposefully to match the lyrics. As they proudly sing, “You raise me up so I can stand on mountains.”
The talented vocalist’s voices blend perfectly as they harmonize their way to perfection. With every key change, I get even more goosebumps.
The popular song has been covered many times over the years by well-known recording artists. The beautiful melody and empowering lyrics speak to people, and many associate the lyrics with their faith. Particularly, people of the Christian faith find that the song is especially powerful as a representation of faith and hope.
Whether you associate this song to your beliefs or just appreciate it for its powerful melody, you are going to love BYU Vocal Point’s stunning version. Watch their spinetingling a capella cover of ‘You Raise Me Up’ below.