Known For Their Innovative Self-Made YouTube Videos, The Piano Guys Have Amassed
Over 248 Million Views
New album – The Piano Guys 2 – Available Now
Utah’s favorite dads, The Piano Guys, release their latest self-made music video “Don’t You Worry Child (Khushnuma)” featuring Indian vocalist Shweta Subram. Filmed in “Little Sahara,” a desert sand dune in central Utah known for its soft white sand and a beautiful Indian temple, this new video tells the story of two different worlds uniting through music. Check it out here: (include link)
The Piano Guys love incorporating ethnicity into their arrangements. It keeps their music fresh, opens their style to new influences, and shows their appreciation and respect for other cultures. For this video, The Piano Guys chose to record “Don’t You Worry Child (Khushnuma)” in an Indian style featuring Shweta. “Her voice depicts an Indian classical vibe while still being completely accessible,” says Steven Sharpe Nelson. Shweta was also involved in selecting Hindi lyrics from a traditional Hindi prayer for the arrangement. The alternative title “Khushnuma” means “happiness” and “no worries.”
In writing the music for the song, The Piano Guys studied traditional Indian instruments. “We worked at recreating qualities of the pungi flute, the pitched tabla drum, and the sitar with steel, wood, carbon fiber, and electric cellos,” says Steven. “We added piano licks that were inspired by both the traditional Indian scale and the Western Classical style – blending the two, as we like to do in our music. Shweta’s vocals completed the song, giving the whole arrangement an authenticity and refined beauty.”
The Piano Guys started making music videos together for fun and their “hobby” turned into a worldwide phenomenon when their self-made YouTube videos amassed millions and millions of views (over 248 million to date). Signed to Sony Masterworks’ imprint label Portrait, The Piano Guys released their second album The Piano Guys 2 on May 7th, 2013.
The Piano Guys 2 features their unique take on music from Pachelbel to The Turtles to Bruno Mars. Also available is the Deluxe version which includes the CD plus the 11 corresponding music videos – available for the first time on DVD! The album is comprised of imaginative mash-ups and arrangements that made their last album so successful, plus a few original recordings including the previously unreleased song “Berlin” as well as “Waterfall,” creating an incomparable style that appeals to audiences from all walks of life and across generations.
For more information on The Piano Guys and tour dates visit www.ThePianoGuys.com.