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If you can hear the hum around campus, then there’s no question it’s Emmanuel’s co-ed a cappella group, Acapocalypse. The members of this group have been hard at work recording and performing this semester.
Acapocalypse has finished recording their first full length album and it is currently going through the editing process to be released this semester.
“It’s nice to have a recorded taste of everything we put out passion into everyday,” Acapocalypse president Justine Mclaughlin ’16 said. “It’s so incredible to see how far to see how far the group has come.”
Their new album will consist of three songs recorded last spring, as well as some recorded this past November. They hope to release a teaser single from the album in the first week of March, and the whole six song album will follow in early April. “We are super pumped to see what this ends up being,” Maclaughlin said.
Acapocalypse encountered some difficulty in the production of this album, as they were limited financially due to Emmanuel’s allocated club funding. “Each semester there is only so much they can give you….we have to present to the SGA because its not your typical club request” Mclaughlin said. The group decided to push the development across a few semesters so they could provide a full-length album.
The Vocal Company is the record label responsible for putting together and editing Acapocalypse’s album. “We’ve worked with them before, and they are super awesome, they are kind of spearheading this whole thing for us,” Mclaughlin said. This is the same record label that worked with Acapocalypse on their EP in 2014.
— Acapocalypse (@AcapocalypseEC) February 28, 2016
While they wait for their album to finish up its editing process, Acapocalypse has stayed busy with the ICCA competitions. This is their third year competing. On the February 20th competition, Acapocalypse placed third and had two members in the running for best solo, Brittany Pennallatore ’16 and Justine Mclaughlin ‘16. They will go on to perform in these upcoming competitions as well as perform at dance marathon and attend Boston’s a cappella festival in April.
“Its something that you walk out of being proud of no matter what,” said Mclaughlin.
— Acapocalypse (@AcapocalypseEC) February 26, 2016
Acapocalypse has had a long journey and overcome many obstacles to expand their group. These achievements are great for the group and especially important to the groups seniors, knowing that they can leave this record behind. “I hope our efforts continue to snowball at Emmanuel …. Music brings people together.” Mclaughlin said.
To keep up to date with Acapocalypse you can check their Facebook page, and keep an eye out for their new album which will be available on iTunes, Spotify, and Loudr.
Madison Healey is a Staff Writer for The Hub. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.