Hear Linkin Park’s ‘In the End’ Sung in 20 Different Styles
After single-handedly singing tracks by Katy Perry and Ariana Grande in pretty much every musical style imaginable, Ten Second Songs mastermind Anthony Vincent is back, this time covering Linkin Park‘s “In the End.”
The clip also marks Vincent’s first project with a band, and though Linkin Park doesn’t show up to to wow us with a Jay Z impression, frontman Chester Bennington pops up at the end of the clip to show his support for Vincent’s work. And, once again, it’s an impressive feat: Vincent jumps across the musical spectrum, performing the song as Guns N’ Roses, Michael Jackson and Korn all within the first minute.
He goes on to perfectly ape the sophomoric quick-spitting of late-Nineties Eminem, the New Age croon of Enya and the unmistakable bellow of Johnny Cash, but Vincent really shines when he layers his vocals to recreate the harmonies of the Beatles (circa 1964), Boyz II Men, Backstreet Boys and Queen.
“In the End” is Vincent’s fourth “20 styles” cover and follows his renditions of Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse,” Ariana Grande’s “Problem” and Jason Derulo’s “Talk Dirty to Me.” A musician, voiceover artist and video editor, Vincent began the series during downtime from his day job as a way to promote his production company, Ten Second Songs, which creates custom songs for special occasions.
As Vincent told Rolling Stone, he initially wanted to cover Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball,” but the timing wasn’t right: “I wanted to pick the most random styles you could imagine,” he said. “I listened to ‘Dark Horse’ and after I heard it, I immediately thought, ‘This is it. This is the one.’ And I got to work.”
His cover of “Dark Horse” has now garnered over 10 million views, and while the attention has been nice, Vincent said the best part of the whole experience was watching viewers discover new music through his clips. “I love that people are having conversations that are involving Frank Sinatra, Type O Negative and Tech N9ne at the same time,” he said. “If I’m in any way responsible for having some 14-year-old girl Google ‘Type O Negative,’ that’s crazy.”