Two opposing thoughts come to mind when you hear the name The Silver Lake Chorus. The first is, “What? Silver Lake has a chorus??” The second is, “Of course: Silver Lake has a chorus. Is nothing sacred?!” It sounds like some bastardization of the chorus idea but, actually, they are in fact a chorus of 25 talented singers who do in fact get all choral. They aren’t just any other church chorus, though: they’re making these large music groups sexy. A good example of that is their newest song “From The Snow Tipped Hills,” a very pretty, almost churchy, choral arrangement written by Justin Vernon of Bon Iver. Does it get any cooler than that?
The song is produced by Ben Lee who appears to be the Silver Lake chorus master. The song is very delicate and is simply twenty five voices arranged and layered atop of each other, weaving in and out of notes and movements. While there are a lot of powerful voices in the song, it’s very Bon Iver, folding in love and natural imagery to music. It’s classic.
The music act is picking up some attention as their Wreckage EP is getting closer and closer to being released on September 18. They’ve worked with AC Newman, Sia, Aimee Mann, The Bird & The Bee, and more: they’re becoming the newest indie darling. Who knew that a chorus from Silver Lake would become a “thing”?? We should have guessed it. Catch Vernon’s penned “From The Snow Tipped Hills” below. You can find them on Twitter here and Facebook here, too.