THE PIANO GUYS Release 'Mission Impossible' Starring YouTube Violin Sensation Lindsey Stirling
Utah's favorite dads, The Piano Guys, release their latest self-made music video "Mission Impossible" featuring YouTube violin sensation Lindsey Stirling . The latest video finds the band and Stirling in a spy thriller as covert operatives while playing their unique take on this famous musical theme.
"A collaboration with Lindsey has been something on The Piano Guys' list for a long time -- and many fans have been clamoring for the combo too," says cellist Steven Sharpe Nelson . "We had to pull out all the stops -- special effects, stunts, and a little slapstick! Working with Lindsey was so much fun. She is super talented and enjoys what she does just like we do! We can't wait to show everyone the finished product of the collab!"
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 (up to 209-plus million to date). Signed to Sony Masterworks, The Piano Guys released their self-titled major label debut recording on October 2nd, 2012.
Their album features highly original classical/pop music mash-ups that brings classical music to legions of new listeners, including "Michael Meets Mozart," Michael being Michael Jackson ; "Cello Wars," which was brought to life by a Star Wars-inspired light saber/cello bow video battle; "Peponi (Paradise)," an African styled version of Coldplay's "Paradise" which was depicted in a video whereby a grand piano was helicoptered to a 1,000-foot cliff; and "Code Name Vivaldi," which blends a The Bourne Identity soundtrack riff with a similarly intense Vivaldi cello, its breathless video culminating on a flatcar on a high-speed train. The lead track, "Titanium/Pavane" mashes up French classical composer Gabriel Faure 's "Pavane" with David Guetta 's "Titanium" - The Piano Guys having previously lensed a lovely take on Guetta's "Without You." The Piano Guys will also showcase an original tune called "Arwen's Vigil."