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Piano Guys Release 'Hello/Lacrimosa' mashup featuring Adele and Mozart's Requiem

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watch the video         Musical Internet sensation, The Piano Guys, who have surpassed 800 million views on YouTube, release their latest music video, "Hello/Lacrimosa."  The video can be viewed here:

In classic Piano Guys style, the video features a mashup of Adele's worldwide hit "Hello" and Mozart's beautiful requiem "Lacrimosa."  A blending of over 100 acoustic and electric cello tracks, the video was filmed at the Tuacahn Amphitheatre in Utah and incorporated many giant mirrors along with diffused light and cold fog to create the mysterious effects.

Of the new video Steven Sharp Nelson explains: "Hello/Lacrimosa" (or "Chello," as it has affectionately been called in the studio) is a musical experiment bridging 18th century spiritualism and 21st century secularism. Imagine Mozart and Adele in the same room in an intense co-write session, quill and pen in hand, respectively. Picturing this hypothetical hangout helped to spark the creative combination of the two. Both "Hello" and Lacrimosa have divergent traits which presented challenges. One wallows in a wide, painstakingly minor 12/8 time and the other drives a poignant bi-polar major/minor common time. One draws its power from the fullness of a grand chorus and orchestra, the other from the isolation of a lone voice and piano. One conforms to age-old counterpart canon and musical theory, while the other is conveyed via verse/chorus pop song parlance. However, they share the same fundamental feeling -- "Lacrimosa" (meaning "weeping" or "tearful") mournfully bemoans spiritual death, while "Hello" gripes about relationship regrets. Different centuries. Different realms. Same emotion. Perhaps we aren't as far from our predecessors as we think we are."

The Piano Guys – Steven Sharp Nelson, Jon Schmidt, Al Van der Beek and Paul Anderson – became an online sensation by way of their immensely successful series of strikingly original self-made music videos, which have surpassed 800 million views and garnered nearly 4.5 million subscribers on YouTube. They've made over 50 music videos since 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 five major label albums on Portrait/Sony Music Masterworks: Wonders, The Piano Guys, The Piano Guys 2, a holiday album called A Family Christmas, and most recently The Piano Guys – Live! featuring live music from their sold out Red Rocks and Carnegie Hall concerts.


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