Musical YouTube sensation, The Piano Guys, have released a brand new music video from their newest studio album, Wonders; an instrumental mash-up of Dave Matthews Band’s “Ants Marching” and Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy.” The video can be seen here.
Following in the huge success of “What Makes You Beautiful” (over 35 million views) and “Angels We Have Heard on High” (over 9 million views), this is the third video in which all four of them perform together. In this video, Steven, Jon, Al and Paul treat viewers to a moonlit performance on a water-surrounded stage at the Tuacahn Amphitheatre in their home state of Utah. Enhanced with fire and fog, this video is captured in only one take. An octocopter with camera in tow takes flight to capture different levels of the performance, a very detailed and difficult process to perfect.
The Piano Guys – Steven Sharp Nelson, Jon Schmidt, Al Van der Beek and Paul Anderson – are an American musical group who became an online sensation by way of their immensely successful series of strikingly original self-made music videos (they recently hit over 500 million views). They’ve made over 50 music videos since early 2011, including their breakout hit, an innovative multi-handed version of One Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful” and a gorgeous reinvention of the hit song “Let It Go” from Disney’s Frozen. To date, the Utah-based classical-pop group have released four major label albums on Portrait/Sony Music Masterworks: Wonders, The Piano Guys, The Piano Guys 2, and a holiday album called A Family Christmas.
Wonders features successful single/video releases from the past year such as, “Let It Go,” “Kung Fu Piano: Cello Ascends,” “Don’t You Worry Child,” and “Story of my Life.” It also includes new songs with strong familiarity – “Batman Evolution” (The Piano Guys’ take on various Batman themes over the years) and Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition” – as well as some original compositions by The Piano Guys.