Another week, another YouTube video!
This week, I present to you a beautiful cover of David Guetta’s Without You by the unbelievably talented duo known as The Piano Guys.
As you can tell from watching the video, these guys – despite the name – are not limited to only piano! This YouTube sensation are known for creating beautiful melodic covers out of… well anything! From pop songs (from the latest Without You to Adele’s soulful Rolling in the Deep) to movie soundtracks (Harry Potter, anyone? Or Pirates of the Carribean?), these guys can take anything, add their own zing of musical talent and come out with a newly-made classical (and yet very modern) masterpiece.
Comprised of Mr “Talented” Jon Schmidt and Mr “Equally Talented” Steven Sharp Nelson, these guys are the ultimate force behind uniting classical music with today’s modern mainstream.
Two guys who love their work. Jon’s piano playing is blissfully enchanting, not only is it serenity to the ears but you also can’t help but be amazed at how his hands glide gracefully (yet so quickly!) over the piano keys. Steven’s unconvential but extremely impressive “cellotar” technique is like watching the age of music evolve right in front of you – who knew there were so many ways to play a cello? Or that there was a guy who was capable of doing them all at the same time! Together, they make remarkable and totally awe-inspiring pieces of work – and even better, they certainly look like they’re having a lot of fun doing it too!
If that wasn’t enough, the team behind the two frontmen are there to make sure that not only are your ears happy but so are your eyes. The videos that accompany the songs are always visually impressive. In fact, credit given where credit’s due – the behind-the-scenes team’s talent is equal to those of their frontmen! Now, that’s a whole explosion of talent right there!
Now I’ve always been a fan of classical music myself – but for those of you who were sceptical that classical could ever be cool, The Piano Guys are sure to change your mind of that!