A brand new version of The Star-Spangled Banner is being hailed as “hauntingly beautiful”.
Singer Chase Holfelder decided to publish his rendition of the song with an interesting twist – he sings it entirely in a minor key.
If you’re familiar with any extent of music theory, then you know that there is a huge difference between pieces of music composed in a major key versus those in a minor key. Music written in a minor key takes on a more sinister sound, while songs in a major key are more uplifting.
It might sound like an odd proposition to sing The Star-Spangled Banner this way, but you will be pleasantly surprised after taking a listen.
Praise for Chase’s voice has been pouring in:
“Wow. Just wow.”
“That gave me chills. Wow. Amazing.”
“This is insane man. Absolutely stellar singing.”
The Star-Spangle Banner is a challenging song for any musical artist to pull off and to do it in a minor key is extraordinarily impressive – especially since Chase does it a cappella and harmonizes with himself.
Since it was released a week ago, the song has already received over 350,000 hits on YouTube. You can also download it on iTunes.
Let us know what you thought of Chase’s version of our National Anthem. Do you like the original better? Sound off in the comments section!
H/T: The Blaze