Pentatonix dropped the surprise music video for their new cover of “Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)” on Thursday (Nov. 5).
In the Jimmy Bates-directed clip, the quintet infuse the enduring gospel classic with their trademark a capella harmonies while wandering through a stunning outdoor church in the misty woods.
“My chains are gone/ I’ve been set free/ My God, my savior has ransomed me/ And like a flood/ His mercy reigns/ Unending love/ Amazing grace,” Mitch Grassi belts, while his bandmates provide crashing percussion and background vocals. Kirstin Maldonado then takes over lead vocals on the next pitch-perfect stanza.
The track will serve as the lead single for the band’s upcoming sixth holiday album, We Need a Little Christmas, which is slated to drop Nov. 13 via RCA Records.
While Pentatonix has yet to reveal the studio set’s complete track list, it will follow The Best of Pentatonix Christmas, their 2019 holiday compilation which featured collaborations with Tori Kelly (“Winter Wonderland/Don’t Worry, Be Happy”), Kelly Clarkson (“Grown Up Christmas List”), Maren Morris (“When You Believe”) and Jennifer Hudson (“How Great Thou Art”), as well as a posthumous duet with the late Whitney Houston on “Do You Hear What I Hear?”
Previously, the Christmas-loving a capella group has also released 2012’s PTXmas, 2014’s That’s Christmas to Me, 2016’s A Pentatonix Christmas and 2018’s Christmas Is Here!
Their next non-holiday full-length, titled The Lucky Ones, is currently expected to hit shelves, digital retailers and streaming services on Feb. 12, 2021.
Watch Pentatonix take it to church in the video for “Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)” below.