Josh Groban Touches Our Heart With An Outstanding Performance Of 'Bring Him Home'
Apr 22, 2020
Josh Groban is one of the most impressive male singers of his generation, with a voice that's simultaneously strong but also angelic. In this performance of Bring Him Home, from the musical Les Misérables, Groban shows off his vocal abilities, while managing to touch our souls and pull at the heartstrings.
Alongside this video version, his rendition of Bring Him Home was also released on his 2015 studio album Stages.
The official music video for Bring Him Home features a classic studio setting, with Groban singing as a pianist plays for him in the background. From the moment Groban opens his mouth to start singing, his familiar and angelic voice sounds. It is clear from his focus and dedication in the video that Groban is giving it his all, and we're just lucky to witness such a magical performance.
The video allows us to share an intimate moment with the singer, as it focuses on him up close and personal as he sings Bring Him Home. The song is theatrical and highly emotive, allowing Groban to show off his full vocal range and build drama. Having garnered over 9.5 million views on YouTube, it's clear that fans of both Groban and Les Misérables have enjoyed this special rendition, recorded beautifully in the studio.
Viewers have commented their support, with one user summing it up perfectly when they wrote: "Josh Groban is one of the most talented young singers of our time. What a joy to listen to him."
Les Misérables is a musical that is based off of Victor Hugo's novel of the same name from 1862. The musical first premiered in Paris in 1980 and was originally sung in French, before English lyrics were written later. First performed in English in London's West End, Les Misérables has run continuously since October 1985, making it the longest-running musical in the West End and the second-longest running musical in the world.
The story is set in France in the early 19th century and is about a French peasant named Jean Valjean, who is seeking redemption after a nearly two-decade jail term for stealing bread for his sister's starving child. Along his journey he meets other characters, all the while France is swept into a revolutionary period.
The song Bring Him Home is about Valjean asking God to save and return one character to another. It is clear from the emotional style that the song is full of meaning, which can be interpreted in a literal sense when considering the plot of Les Misérables, but also in other subtler ways when simply enjoying the musical elements.
What did you think of Josh Groban's rendition of Bring Him Home? Have you seen Les Misérables and if so, how did you think Groban's studio version compared to the live performance in the musical? Let us know in the comments and be sure to pass this on to your friends and family!