(CBS) - I'm a huge fan of the The Piano Guys and their grand-scale performances and re-imaginings of music. This latest video of theirs pays tribute to a contemporary band you may have heard of by the name of Coldplay.
Bravo on yet another amazing performance - we here at The Feed continue to love The Piano Guys and are definitely now fans of Alex Boye, too! If you'd like to check out more of their work, you can go to their YouTube page by clicking here.
Each time we write/arrange a tune we take a journey. We have to admit this journey took us a lot further than we expected. Retracing our steps reveals several factors that made this a reality. As we started arranging it we had serious writer's block. Perhaps some of the worst we've ever had. In fact, one day instead of writing we went around the entire studio with a can of WD-40 and coated every piece of metal to ensure that we were a squeak-free studio. Then on a whim we decided to back away and take an entirely new approach to the song an African approach. It may seem random in retrospect, but at the time it was an exciting way to restart the arrangement. It was working, but our journey still was on foot until we called in Alex Boye, one of the most talented people we've ever met. Alex has this contagious energy that gave new life to the song and to us. He sings the tune in 4 different languages: Swahili, English, Yoruba (his mother's native language), and Alex's own African "scat" (we'll call it...Scafrican) =) Most of the words you hear are translated from the lyrics in the original Coldplay Tune. We're huge fans of Alex -- We bet you are now too!