So this is Love? Pitch Black hits Russell Union

It’s no secret that the love game has its ups and downs and this Saturday, Pitch Black A Cappella will personify that with their end-of-the-year show, “So this is Love?”

The show will begin at 7 p.m. in the Russell Union Theater.

“[It’s] our takes on the craziness of college love,” Felipe França, president and cofounder of PBA said, “[about] meaning of love. But it’s nothing too deep. It’s very light and enjoyable.”

The show is a mix of barbershop and pop hits performed by the male and female divisions of PBA. Some of the artists audiences may be familiar with are ABBA, Ellie Goulding, and Imagine Dragons, Sonia Wade said. Wade is the head of the female division.

PBA’s two divisions have different styles. The female division focuses mainly on songs with a pop feel, whereas the male division focuses on a classic barbershop sound.

A cappella is a form of vocal music that does not use instruments. Instead, the sounds of these instruments are made by the singers, Wade said.

A cappella has gained traction since the release of films like Pitch Perfect. However, PBA is the only officially-recognized student a cappella group at Georgia Southern.

“This is our big show. This is our opportunity to showcase all of our numbers, all of our talent,” França said.

At intermission, audience members might expect to interact with members of PBA through short skits and blurbs from performers, França said.

The songs that will be performed illustrate the different phases that love goes through. The event will paint the different experiences with love in a lighthearted light. “We didn’t want this to be a sappy, sad thing,” Fran?a said. “This is meant to be a break from work. If you’re stressed, this is the perfect environment. It’s so relaxed and you’ll see a lot of familiar faces.”

Admission is free and open to the public.