The Beatles Takes Us To Harmony Heaven With Isolated Vocals Of ‘HELP!’
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It is with great wonder that The Beatles achieved their pop icon statuses through their magnificent ability to create records that will last for a lifetime. Without a doubt, they are a cut above the rest: experimenting with songs using the many faces of music and remain to be one of the most relevant artists even in the 21st century. And there’s no doubt about it.
The Beatles, known for their evolution of music, had achieved their true power when one of the primary songwriters of the group, John Lennon, wrote “Help!” Before this, the Fab Four were wrongfully categorized as a boyband whose popularity only appeals to swooning girls through their charming love songs. It helped, for a tiny bit, making them feel better about their status. But Lennon knew that fame and fortune inside the band weren’t freeing, and instead, it imprisons them.
In a 1980 interview from Playboy, Lennon described what his real feelings were: “The whole Beatles thing was just beyond comprehension. I was subconsciously crying out for help.” Now ascending to the top without using any charm, Lennon became very honest with his feelings, as he wrote the single that would prove to everybody that they weren’t just capable of being sugary sweet lads.
One thing that they didn’t change during this point was the band’s well-known harmonization. Just like their earlier recordings, Lennon, Paul McCartney, and George Harrison were making rounds with vocal harmonies which blend perfectly to the genius lyricism that Lennon had incorporated on the track. The band wasn’t up to the challenge yet, so they delivered the commercial sound that they’re known for at that time. Nevertheless, it came out to be one of the best harmonies provided by the trio.
Listen to The Beatles’ isolated vocals on “Help!” below.