Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014

Piano Guys release 'Let It Go' cover filmed at Midway ice castles

Compiled by Sarah Petersen, Deseret News

Published: Wed, Feb. 19 11:40 a.m. MST

 The Piano Guys have decided to join the club and produce their own version of \

The Piano Guys have decided to join the club and produce their own version of "Let It Go" from Disney's latest success, "Frozen," which includes a piano covered in icicles and a cello made out of ice.

(YouTube)

The Piano Guys, a group that includes Jon Schmidt, Steven Sharp Nelson, Paul Anderson, Al Van Der Beek and Tel Stewart, have decided to join the club and produce their own version of "Let It Go" from Disney's latest success, "Frozen."

Released Wednesday morning on YouTube, the Piano Guys' version puts a classical spin on the popular song. Similar to fellow LDS artist Alex Boyé, the Piano Guys also filmed their video at the famed Midway, Utah, Ice Castles but included their own touch with a piano covered in icicles and a cello made out of ice.

"This is not green screen. Everything you see is real snow and ice," The Piano Guys posted on their YouTube video.

They also explained that for the past year they had been trying to come up with a song to film at the icy location, but it wasn't until watching "Frozen" that the group knew exactly what to perform.

"We all loved the movie 'Frozen' and its single 'Let It Go.' So much emotion, energy and drama packed into one tune. But we thought we'd add a little more drama by melting together 'Let It Go' and themes from Vivaldi's classical piece 'Winter,'" The Piano Guys explained on the website.

"We wanted the music to alternate between 'freezing' and 'thawing,' representing the opposing forces throughout the 'Frozen' story."

While the weather conditions don't appear to be ideal, Schmidt explained in the behind-the-scenes video that the temperature was actually around 32 degrees and not as cold as previous video shoots.

Within a few hours of being posted Wednesday morning, the YouTube video had more than 160,000 views.

Email: spetersen@deseretnews.com

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1. Ricardo Carvalho
Provo, UT,
Feb. 19, 2014

Love this cover. And, for the record, I disagree with the WellBehavedMormonWoman blogger. I belong to the LDS Church and do not see this song and the movie Frozen as part of a "gay agenda". I see it as part of a human agenda.

2. george of the jungle
goshen, UT,
Feb. 20, 2014

Emotionality felt. beautiful music.

3. Anti-Nephi-Lehi
Boise, ID,
Feb. 20, 2014

Trying to cash in on the hype created by the Alex Boye video.

I prefer original pieces of music.

4. hamrdown
OREM, UT,
Feb. 20, 2014

This is a nice rendition but I strongly prefer Alex Boye with the incredible voice of Lexi Walker. That version (which ran in the Deseret News on Feb 13th) is my favorite and I listen to it multiple times a day.

5. andyjaggy
American Fork, UT,
Feb. 20, 2014

I like their music, but am I the only one that is bothered by the cello players overly emotional and dramatic facial expressions and movements in every single one of these videos? Almost as if they think the audience is too dumb to be able to emotionally respond to their music unless they spell it out for them.