It’s not every day that I include an entire album for your listening pleasure in this series – typically just one song – but All The Lonely People from Cinematic Pop is just that darn good!
Cinematic Pop is a classical crossover group that incorporates symphonic elements (think, film scores) into songs that have permeated our culture throughout the years. From Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean,” to hits from The Beatles, even Snow Patrol and Chance the Rapper. This group can do it all. Cinematic Pop features a breadth of musicians to make these masterpieces happen: an extraordinary choir and orchestra (woot, woot) as well a transcendent cast of soloists (Cosette, Adam Payne, McKenna Breinholt, Spencer Jones, and Benson Jones) to bring everything together.
The group is the brainchild of Rob Gardner, Drex Davis, and McKane Davis with Gardner handling the arrangements. I first discovered Cinematic Pop on Season 11 of America’s Got Talent and instantly fell in love. Part due to my undying love for clarinet and orchestral music. Part due to seeing something truly imaginative. I’ve been supporting ever since.
Cinematic Pop’s latest project, All The Lonely People, is yet another home run for the group. And, true to its name, the album includes a take on The Beatles’ classic “Eleanor Rigby.” But if you think that’s the peak of this album, you’d be sorely mistaken. It features some other cover tunes (like Chance the Rapper’s “Sunday Candy” – shoutout to the homie Benson on that one) as well as three originals.
Have a listen to this work of art below and make sure to grab a copy here.