THE SILVER LAKE CHORUS is an alternative choral group that makes beautiful music.
They are officially described as performing “choral arrangements of Indie music”. Whatever label you want to put on their music, we would describe The Silver Lake Chorus as “angelic”.
Many people just don’t hear music like this in the mainstream. There has been a lot of buzz about this group over the last few years. The Wall Street Journal says they use (quote) “the beauty and expressiveness of the voices to make its mark.”
Their producer received a Grammy nomination in 2017 for ‘Best Remixed Recording’ for a track off their “Remixes” album. The group first got together almost 10 years ago in Los Angeles. They figured out very quickly that there are no studio gadgets or software tricks that can recreate the magic of having a live group of people in a room, singing in perfect harmony.
Many songs are “built” with instruments as the base. Then vocals are used as an additional layer to the song. The Silver Lake Chorus does things backwards from traditional recordings. Their vocals are the foundation of every song. Then additional light layers of instrumentation are added between the vocals. That allows their raw talent to shine through as the ‘star’ of each song.
And with talent like this, anything else would be a shame. In the complex landscape of music these days, and the massive amount of effort put in by many artists and producers to make the perfect album, it is almost a phenomenon that human voices can naturally sound this heavenly.
They essentially have 20 lead vocalists, all hitting every note with saintly precision, on cue, in perfect harmony with each other. The Silver Lake Chorus is the very definition of a divine ensemble. This song was just released last month and it is available for download now.
Be sure to check out this song and others in our “Song Spotlight” podcast (episode 43).