The Piano Guys recent release of their mashup of Adele’s most popular song “Hello,” and Mozart’s “Lacrimosa” blend together perfectly to produce a very energetic, but somehow therapeutic song. Their music video of this amazing mashup is posted on YouTube and has received over six million views, and is still rising in number.
“Hello” was released 23 October 2015. It didn’t take long for Adele’s masterpiece to receive international commercial success, reaching number one in almost every country charted in the music billboard industry. The music video for “Hello” has over 1.2 billion views, and has become one of the most bought, streamed, and listened to songs since music can remember. Why is this? I believe that it is because Adele really puts her feelings and emotions into the words she sings. As you listen to the words you can feel what she is singing about. I remember the first time I heard this song, I fell in love within 30 seconds. I then proceeded to listen to it over and over again, and still to this day, could listen to this song and never get sick of it.
Mozart’s “Lacrimosa” is a Latin word which means Weeping in English. There are no words assigned to this piece, but rather the tones and keys of the composition put words and feelings into your heart and mind as you listen to it. Mozart is one of the most famous composers of all time. He was practically born playing and composing music, so it’s no doubt that he is able to arise deep emotions inside of people and make them fall in love with his pieces, even when no words are involved.
Music has always been a huge part of my life, and it never ceases to amaze me how much a song can represent emotion, feeling, strength, and ultimate power. We listen to music when we are happy, ecstatic, sad, hurt, angry, confused, in love, and with almost every emotion that we feel as we listen to a song or piece of music. Someone has said, “Music has the power to say what words cannot.” I have found this to be true countless times in my short life. I feel emotions strong and deep, as I am sure a lot of people do, and sometimes playing music or listening to it is the only way I can express those emotions.
The Piano Guys are absolutely amazing, consisting of mostly the piano and cello, yet being able to express so much more than that. They have been able to take two beautiful instruments, and create life and meaning with them. Not only their pieces, but their videos of their music as well are so filled with light and awe and wonder that people all over the world are in love with them and anxiously look forward to what they will do next. Their music has inspired me to want to play more, learn more, and in reality, be a better person. It may sound crazy, but melodic sounds alone can make someone want to become the best that they can be.
The video for this song portrays Steven Sharp Nelson, the cellist in the Piano Guy’s band, playing the cello in a dimmed room, full of mirrors. In the video you see multiple images of Steven playing the cello, which creates a very intriguing effect on the viewer. Different cellos are shown being played throughout the video, as well as, lit up bows being used to contrast the light and mirrors. Although all of The Piano Guys’ music and videos are incredible to watch and experience, I especially enjoyed this one and the feeling that comes over me each time I watch this video and hear this song.