They’ve taken a grand piano to the top of the Great Wall of China and on cliffs in Southern Utah and now The Piano Guys have ventured to the Scottish countryside for their newest music video.
The Piano Guys mashed together Rachel Platten’s popular anthem, “Fight Song,” with “Amazing Grace” in their newest music video. With help from Scottish drum and pipe musicians, The Piano Guys put together a music video at Eilean Donan Castle in Dornie, Scotland.
“In a world where we too often talk about our differences, we have at least one thing in common,” The Piano Guys wrote on their site. “We all struggle. Not in the same way, nor at the same level, but we all want a fighting chance. And we all share in one gift: The will to make the most of our lives. To take what we’ve been given and turn it into something better could be considered the sentient measuring stick of success. But to do so seldom is simple and more often requires we fight. Not against each other. But against the current threatening to drown the ambition in us.”
They wrote that the execution of the music video defined the very music they were producing: it took grace to overcome the struggle. On multiple occasions, The Piano Guys postponed their filming in Scotland and eventually went to shoot the music video even when all their plans had fallen through. Then the drone they were filming with plunged into the frigid waters surrounding Eilean Donan; luckily, Producer Paul Anderson was able to jump in the water to save the drone before any damage was done.
“We recognize that this video is far less important than a fight for one’s life. We hope this music will serve as an anthem for those that are in the fight of their lives,” The Piano Guys explained on their site. “We have people close to us who inspire us every day with their grace in the face of such a struggle.This video is dedicated to them: The superheroes in our lives that don’t wear capes, but wear a smile under villainous pressure — those that have been through so many defining moments that they are intimately acquainted with Grace and know it be close cousins with hope.”