What do you get when you mix up a marketing genius that does video, a studio engineer that writes music, a pianist that had a successful solo career, and a cellist that does pretty much everything? The Piano Guys: a miraculous meeting of “guys” with the same intrinsic purpose – to make a positive impact in the lives of people all over the world through music videos.
It all started in a piano store in a little town in Southern Utah called St. George. Paul Anderson, the store owner, was looking for a new, unconventional way to market pianos. The name of the store? The Piano Guys.
The Piano Guys are an American musical group consisting of Jon Schmidt, Steven Sharp Nelson, Tel Stewart, Paul Anderson and Al van der Beek. They became famous through YouTube, where they posted videos of renditions and mashups of popular songs accompanied by professional-looking video shots and edited by Paul Anderson and Tel Stewart. In December 2011, they released their first album, titled Hits Volume 1. Their second album, The Piano Guys, reached number one on the Billboard New Age Albums and Classical Albums charts in 2012.
Shweta Subram is a multi-lingual Indo-Canadian singer, songwriter and performer. She primarily sings in Hindi, though she has also lent her voice to Tamil and English projects. Shweta is the recipient of multiple awards including the North American Best Singer award from Sangam Kala Group, and Best Singer Award from Shankar Mahadevan Academy’s talent hunt, judged by Shankar Mahadevan himself.
Shweta’s performances consist of popular Bollywood songs and she has performed in over 50 cities around the globe, mostly as a headliner.
“Don’t You Worry Child” is a song by Swedish electronic dance group Swedish House Mafia. It is the sixth and final single released before the group broke up, featuring vocals from Swedish singer John Martin. In the United States, it is the act’s second number-one single on Billboard’s Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart, following “Save the World“. It received a Grammy nomination for Best Dance Recording in the 2013 Grammy Awards, as did its predecessor, “Save the World“, the previous year.
(Traditional Hindi Prayer) Twamev mata ca pita, badhu, sakha, vidya, dravidam Sarvo mum deva deva [You are truly my mother and my father, my friend, my kin, my knowledge, and my wealth. You are my everything, my God of Gods] Khushnuma [Happiness without worry] Kuch saalon pehle ki baatein, Mujhko yaad aayi [There was a time years ago] Jisme mainey kuch galtiya ki thi [When I first met adversity] Aur phir jaane kyo, Dil ye rota tha [My heart cried out in sorrow] Kyonki nadaani karnaa aasaan tha [When in my innocence I stumbled] Mere dil ki hai dua, Khush raho sadaa [In my heart I pray for happiness] Na bhoolana… Khushnuma [Always remember…happiness without worry] Sun le zaraa… Dil ki dua [Hear me … the prayer in my heart] Sun le zaraa [Hear my heart]
Don’t You Worry Child (Khushnuma) – ft. Shweta Subram
Swedish House Mafia
~Published on Jul 24, 2013~
Story behind the music and the video While shooting our video “Lord of the Rings” Steve’s steel cello was damaged. When we reattached the fingerboard the strings were too close to the surface and this caused a buzzing sound when plucked. The Sitello was born — a cross between an Indian sitar and a cello. This sparked an idea. We love incorporating ethnicity into our arrangements ….
We’d like to thank the Sri Sri Radha Krsna Temple for letting us film there — learn more about their temple here: http://www.utahkrishnas.org/
We’d also like to thank Troy Tasker and Shaun Jeffery for helping us scout out the Little Sahara Dunes and Bryce Payne for loaning us his trailer to make it possible!