Just recently, Avi Kaplan of Pentatonix's cover of Meghan Trainor's "All About That Bass" has been circulating around the internet for all of the right reasons. Being a literal bass himself- vocally, that is - he introduces a brush of irony that comes into play as he croons across the anti-fat shaming pop mega-hit.
Kaplan introduces viewers to Mario Jose and Naomi Samilton, who provide silky smooth backing vocals and help in introducing three-part harmonies to the ensemble. At the performance's end, the three of them dig into some McDonald's burgers and fries (which sounds pretty good right about now). Its subtle irony has quickly jettisoned it to the top of YouTube. It has already garnered a few hundred thousand more views than Home Free's cover of the song (fellow winners on The Sing Off)
, despite the professional country vocalists' version being released over a month before Avi and friends'.
That isn't to say that Home Free should be discredited, however. They provide a rootin' tootin' good time in their own right, revising the song to be from a male perspective. The video gets into all sorts of antics across the set. Lead vocalist Austin Brown proves his prowess by invoking yodeling not heard in mainstream country music since the era of Hank Williams, while Tim Foust offers up his own brand of bass to the proceedings.
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