When it comes to Friday Fun, The Piano Guys are a shoo-in. Seriously. Jon and Steven are a hoot and a half. Here’s their latest. Filmed in the breathtaking beauty of the Scottish highlands.
Check out that waterfall. And the island castle. And the kilts. And the pipes. And the skillful weft of Fight Song (Rachel Platten & Dave Bassett), Amazing Grace (traditional – lyrics by John Newton) and Scotland The Brave (traditional)… and…
This is just way cool. You’re welcome:
Before you wander off, take a min our two to check out the story behind this vid. You can read the whole nine yards here. Since I know you probably won’t bother – and that’s a big mistake, trust me – here’s an excerpt:
There is tremendous purpose in struggle. It is when the struggle becomes so fierce that we must fight to swim or sink. John Newton, who penned “Amazing Grace,” worked on a slave trader ship and condoned inhuman atrocities. As his ship was on the verge of being torn apart in a violent storm he called out for Grace. Once his feet were again planted on firm soil he determined to change. His covenant was written into these words,
“I once was lost, but now I’m found; was blind, but now I see.”
Grace is the defining moment when we face and fight a monster poised to define us or destroy us.
This song and video for us was a struggle, but a beautifully defining one. We chose the Scottish culture to depict the dichotomy between Grace and struggle. Who else is tough enough and yet delicate enough to don a kilt in battle? And the Scottish pipe and drum are the ultimate conveyors of melody and cadence. One represents Grace, the other the indomitable fight. Our dream was to film one of the most iconic castles on the Earth, Eilean Donan Castle in Dornie, Scotland.
You can still read the full story here. Ready? Set? Go!