(Katy Perry vs. Peter Hollens)
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Katy Perry - Pearl [instrumental]
Peter Hollens - Brave [complex acapella]
You would think that by now I would have learned my lesson, but I'm pretty slow to come around sometimes. This is another case of radical instrumental torture. I think I could have pulled this off if I had the remix stems, but the percussion just couldn't hold up to the pitching and stretching I did to the mp3 instrumental. Such a shame, because this combination is so good otherwise.
What is unique about this mashup is that I combined Katy's instrumental with a complex acapella. Peter sings several different parts with complex harmonies layered on top of each other. It's kind of like layering the instrumental over a full song, but all of the instruments of that song are produced by the human voice.
This is one of my favorite early song covers, and the first to use the now-trademarked use of the name "satis5d" on the cover pointing upward at a 90-degree angle.