Resting Pitch Face, a mixed a cappella group, hopes to release their first album before April, the group’s social media and public relations director Gretta Hambrook said Monday.
RPF’s cover of BØRNS’ “Electric Love” will be released within the next month, Hambrook said.
All of the songs on the album are covers, but Hambrook said many of them have been arranged by RPF members. Some are group arrangements, and individual members have also arranged pieces.
“There's a lot of collaboration involved with making an album,” Hambrook said. “But if you want to try your hand at arranging or composing something, that's totally an option as well.”
The album will showcase many different genres. Hambrook said they like to try different styles to see what works with the group.
“We have singers who can do R&B, and then we also have singers who rock out to country.” Hambrook said. “So it's very versatile.”
Hambrook, an IU senior, said she had a musical background in high school but was hesitant to join a music group in college. Her friend encouraged her to audition, she said, and she’s now been involved with the group for 4 years.
The a cappella group rehearses twice a week for two2 hours each. Hambrook says it’s a time commitment, but she’s happy to do it.
Hambrook said her favorite element of this project was recording in the studio. She said she’s mostly excited to hear their completed work. Their cover of “Electric Love” and the completed album will be available on streaming platforms such as Spotify, said Hambrook.
RPF is soliciting donations to help produce the album. Instructions for how to donate can be found on the group’s Instagram account.
Jackie Bobos, IU sophomore and RPF music director, joined the group last semester after seeing flyers around campus. She said the group is like a family.
“It's been a while since I've been a part of something where everyone’s really passionate about what they’re doing but everyone’s also really fun to hangout with,” Bobos said. “It’s my core group of friends, and it’s also the people I get together with to do something we all love.”
Bobos said one of her favorite songs on the eight-song album is “Electric Love.” She said her other favorite is a mashup of “Make You Feel My Love” by Adele and “Yellow” by Coldplay.
After attending a smaller high school, Bobos said the ability to produce this album was something she never expected.