There is no question that The Beatles are one of the most quintessential bands of all time. Despite their music nearing 60 years old, their iconic tunes are still popular today.
Singer-songwriter Cody Fry has always loved the song “Eleanor Rigby.” When he decided that he wanted to cover the iconic song, Fry realized that he needed a little help from his friends.
Fry took to social media asking his fans to submit voice recordings for the song. He provided audio recordings and sheet music to help fans learn the part, and then put all the submissions together. The resulting project included an overwhelming 346 person choir and involved nearly 500 people, making this arrangement truly special.
Fry has a clear love and passion for orchestral music. He includes an orchestra in nearly all of his songs, and “Eleanor Rigby” is not an exception. He transformed the song into something that is raw and emotional, and it sends chills down my spine every time I listen to it.
I’m a huge fan of Fry’s music, and as soon as he announced that he was looking for singers, I instantly knew I wanted to be involved. Listening to that song is really neat knowing that I played a part in the beautiful arrangement. Especially since we are still in the COVID-19 pandemic, the words of “Eleanor Rigby” just hit a little closer to home. Fry’s vision was to bring together “all of the lonely people” into making a truly special collaboration with his fans, and I would say he succeeded.