God bless us, every one.
Ahhhhh. Don’t you just love that ending?
No matter what you’ve been through, no matter if you think you’re falling apart, it’s gonna be okay.
The Piano Guys started making music videos together for fun and their “hobby” turned into a worldwide phenomenon when their self-made YouTube videos amassed millions of views. I saw them at Tanglewood last summer. They are ingeniously inventive. And brilliant. A cut above perfect, truly.
Their song, It’s Gonna Be OKAY, came out to great fanfare, and for good reason. Here’s the story behind the tune~
We’ve all had that phone call. That email or that message. That conversation.
We’re all struggling with something – a debilitating weakness or illness. Or someone we love is barely holding on.
We watch the news. We see the tweets, the Facebook posts…the YouTube comments!
We hear about hate, terror, and despair. But just because what sells, what goes “viral,” or what gets attention may try to drown out the good in the world, it doesn’t mean that goodness is gone. Just because choruses of controversy and scandal shout louder than quiet symphonies of service, it doesn’t change the fact that, inside, most of us still genuinely want happiness — not only for ourselves, but also for our family, our friends, and our fellow human beings.
Media can make the world look bleak. They’ve given themselves this job description, in part because there’s a darker side on the surface of human nature that feeds on fear and cynicism. But deep down, we are beings of light. And in the end, since darkness is merely the absence of light, light will inevitably overcome dark.
This is the essence of hope. And the essence of this song. “No matter what you’ve been through, no matter if you think you’re falling apart, it’s gonna be okay.”
Maybe not today. Maybe not tomorrow. But we believe that someday, somehow, all things will be made right.
In the meantime, there are so many more things to hope for and to work at while we yearn for the outcome we want so badly – more gratitude for what we have, more love for those we’ve taken for granted, more faith in ourselves and those we hold dear.
We felt like the best way to spread the message of this song was to supplement our standard classically-influenced instrumental niche with a more pop-driven tune featuring Al’s superb vocal skills.
A mashup of musical talent with killer singing chops, the Piano Guys kick start my spirit.
Anyway, have a listen. And when you’re having a rough week, or there never seems to be a let up of mind-mauling news, think of this song. It’s gonna be okay.