Thursday, August 26, 2010
60 Teenage Girls Can't Be Wrong: Meet Scala
I'm not a fan of irony, say Paul Anka covering Soundgarden, or some slowed down, singer-songwriter take of a pop hit we orignally paid no mind to. (Though, I will credit John Wesley Harding for being the first to start and also nail this trend with his beautiful version of Madonna's "Like A Prayer.") But I do like a choir, and I am really loving Scala.
Here's what their website says:
"You could be very brief about Scala; a youth choir from Aarschot, Belgium, roughly sixty teenage girls, directed by two talented brothers, and enjoying national and international recognition. That could be it..."
Of course, you could read more at
Under the guidance of the Kolacny Brothers (no, I've never heard of them prior to this and even now I am not sure that I have) Scala released "It All Leads To This." This is a spirited collection of songs that I find hard to resist. It may come across as novelty at first, but Scala sucked me in.
1. Nothing Else Matters (Metallica song)
2. Viva La Vida (Coldplay)
3. Suzanne (Leonard Cohen)
4. California Dreamin' (The Mamas & The Papas)
5. Ironic (Alanis Morissette)
6. Solsbury Hill (Peter Gabriel)
7. Bad (U2)
8. Champagne Supernova (Oasis)
9. I Feel You (Depeche Mode)
10. Use Somebody (Kings of Leon)
11. Lithium (Nirvana)
12. Evigheden (M. Bojesen)
There will be a U.S. release in the fall, but in the meantime, dig Peter Gabriel's "Solsbury Hill," with just piano and voices in harmony. This is Scala. I hope you love this.
And this is just gorgeous.