'You've Got a Friend' by Peter Hollens and Tim Foust

Take a listen to “You’ve Got a Friend,” sung by Peter Hollens and Tim Foust. The James Taylor classic is updated and spiced up a bit here, but the message is the same.

Four lines of the chorus say it all:

You just call out my name
And you know wherever I am
I'll come running oh yeah, baby
To see you again

Aside from the lyrics, the Hollens and Foust rendering of the song is super satisfying and soothing! With the two (or maybe more) parts and the combination of their exquisite voices, the performance is a pleasure to the ears. 

For the first 60 seconds, as Peter Hollens delivers melodic magic with the first verse, Home Free’s bass, Tim Foust, 41, creates a bunch of different beats and sounds aside from the rich notes he sings. 

Very cool! Probably, we can thank the group Pentatonix or the movie Pitch Perfect for bringing A Cappella music into fashion today, but it has been around for a very long time!

Peter Hollens, 42, is a classically trained vocalist who has partnered with a variety of artists on A Cappella projects, including his wife, Evynne; she’s an a cappella singer, too. Peter and Tim have collaborated several times and now have an album entitled Beautiful Duets Vol. 1, and, if this recording is indicative of the others included on the album, it is sure to be a winner! 

It’s not often that a movie does a book justice or a cover measures up to the original. However, this one may be one that does! 

In addition to their song performance perfection, we get a glimpse of another friend in a blooper at the video’s start when a white horse wants to join in. And don’t exit early! 

If you do, you will miss Peter and his handsome little guy as he talks about the album project and thanks his patrons for their support. His kiddo may have a future in performing as well. His hand signals and expressions are right on cue! 

“Have you been thinking all along that we have been defending ourselves to you? We have been speaking in the sight of God as those in Christ; and everything we do, dear friends, is for your strengthening” (2 Corinthians 12:19).

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