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** ALL THE SOUNDS YOU HEAR WERE CREATED BY THE PIANO AND ONE CELLO BOW ** (WITH SOME VOCALS AT THE END).
STORY BEHIND THE TUNE.
The idea: A couple months ago the 5 people were collected round a piano prepping for a video shoot scheduled for that day. We were brainstorming ideas when among us (can't remember who!) left task and starting snapping a piano string. Given that everyone are poster children for ADHD, it wasn't long before everyone had taken part– composing a beat, plucking a string, or hitting keys. The conceptualizing meeting had been undermined beyond repair work, but another music video idea was born!
The tune: We went through several tune possibilities prior to landing on "What Makes You Lovely" by One Instructions. We like this song because it's catchy and the music, lyrics, and video passed our "sesame street" test (significance household friendly). We thought about the ramifications of taking on a teenybopper kid band tune as five middle-aged married guys who are frantically holding on to their hairlines. One of us even has a boy older than the guys in One Instructions (we will not state who):–RRB- BUT you understand us– we like a great difficulty! This one was so enjoyable to compose that the "obstacle" part of it never was felt. We just imitated kids playing the piano and it completely worked!:–RRB- After we found out the primary "strategies" of playing the piano unconventionally we enjoyed explore swapping out chords and throwing the structure of the song around up until it clicked.
The location: Where to movie? Fitting in video shoots between touring, writing, recording, editing, and spending time with family has constantly been an obstacle. Let's be honest, even getting all 5 of us in the same location at the exact same time has actually been a challenge! We had a big sold-out show at the Sandy, Utah Amphitheater. All of us determined to be at the program and movie the video right on stage at some point between sound check and the performance. Seems like a great idea right? Well … due to the fact that of a lot of aspects, consisting of weather (we had a substantial storm sweep in and knock whatever down on stage during sound check) the only time we had to film was between the hours of 2AM – 7AM the morning of the performance. In the video at 2:30 you can see the morning light begin breaking– we actually played into the daybreak!:–RRB-.
Lots of thanks to the awesome men at Annex Recording and Giles Reaves (engineer) for letting us record at their studio. Check them out at.
Thanks to Sandy Amphitheater for letting us movie this video on their stage. They were so terrific to work with and we have actually carried out many times there the staff are all old good friends (particularly you, Mearle!).
And thanks to Cole Adams, the lighting genius – who hung out all night allowing us to pull an all-nighter to movie this.
" What Makes You Beautiful" composed by Rami Yacoubm Carl Falk, and Savan Kotecha.
Released by KOBALT MUSIC PUB AMERICA OBO RAMI PRODUCTIONS, AIR CHRYSALIS SCANDINAVIA AB, EMI APRIL MUSIC INC OBO MR KANANI SONGS, EMI APRIL MUSIC INC
. Plan written and produced by Al van der Beek, Jon Schmidt, Steven Sharp Nelson, and Giles Reaves.
Carried out by ThePianoGuys: Paul Anderson (videographer/video producer), Tel Stewart (videographer/editor), Al van der Beek (music manufacturer), Jon Schmidt (pianist), Steven Sharp Nelson (cellist).
Vocals: Al van der Beek, Steven Sharp Nelson, Jon Schmidt.
Piano taped by Giles Reaves at Annex Recording Studios.
Additional Piano and vocals tape-recorded by Al van der Beek at TPG Studios.
Blended and Mastered by Al van der Beek at TPG Studios.
Video shot on the stage of Sandy Amphitheatre in Sandy, Utah U.S.A..
Lighting by Cole Adams.
Video produced by Paul Anderson and Tel Stewart.
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