Watch Pentatonix's Kevin Olusola Get Classical With New Trio TRIPTYQ: Exclusive Video
Kevin Olusola of Pentatonix has a new side project with a different sound. The beatboxer and cellist has paired with vocalist/harpist Antoniette Costa and classical pianist Tara Kamangar for TRIPTYQ, a classical-meets-urban trio whose debut EP The Triptyq Sessions is out Feb. 1.
Billboard has the exclusive premiere of the video for their song “Murphy,” which pulls from eclectic influences: Kamangar’s violin technique on the track draws from traditional Kurdish music while Costa's lyrics were inspired by Ken Kesey’s novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.
"I wrote ‘Murphy’ from the perspective of Chief Bromden in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and his relationship with McMurphy (who Jack Nicholson plays in the movie),” Costa tells Billboard. “When we were looking for locations for the video, Kevin, Tara and I chose the castle and its small spaces to represent McMurphy trying to escape his confinement… and also because who wouldn’t want to shoot a video in a breathtakingly beautiful castle!”
Directed by Dave Prokopec (who helmed Mac Miller and Miguel's latest video "Weekend"), the music video was mostly shot in Foothill Castle in Doylestown, Penn. Olusola's solo performance was filmed partly in the master bedroom quarter, where no other video has been shot before.