This arrangement of John Legend's massive hit tune is an a cappella harmonic adventure, pulling no punches with deep (mostly) six-part reharmonization in an unusual, mostly homophonic choral setting. For advanced groups needing a challenge, this can be a surprising addition to your set list, looking fairly innocuous on your program ("Oh, look, honey, it's that pretty John Legend tune that we heard way too much of a couple years ago...") but packing an ear-punch. There's heart in this arrangement, to be sure, and Julia Dollison is a master of bringing that out on the demo, but this is written inspired by the twisted arranging chops of Jacob Collier and Dirty Loops, and borrows also from the approach of songs like "Hide and Seek" and "Hymn of Axciom".
A cappella with no needed vocal percussion
Arranged in 2015
Video: John Legend Version
Video: School Group
Downey High School's EPIC Jazz Choir performing this arrangement in 2018