Something Just Like This / Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 - Line Rider - The Piano Guys


Published on 25-09-2019


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This mash-up of “Something Just Like This" and "Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2" is one of our most intricate arrangements yet. When Liszt wrote music, especially for his 19 Hungarian Rhapsodies, it’s like he was piling material from several “hit songs” into a compilation of dazzling, finger-flying feats of melody and harmony. We picked our favorite themes from his staggering Second Rhapsody and wrote them right on top of the sticky melodies and chord progressions from “Something Just Like This.” The idea was inspired by our recent tour, which included a concert in the incomparable city of Budapest, where the model for this match-up was molded. We present, “Something Just Like Liszt!"

Video created by Mark Robbins / Doodle Chaos
Video production management by Craig Knudsen

"Typically I have to stick to public domain music so that I don’t violate copyright. This project was super exciting because I got to work with more current music thanks to the Piano Guys! One rule I follow when I make Line Rider videos is that I have to love the music I’m using. If I don’t, I’m in for a rough time because I have to replay the chosen song thousands of times while creating the track. Thankfully, I loved “Something Just like Liszt” just as much the last time I listened to it as I did the first time. When presented different options for Piano Guys music I could choose from, I immediately was inspired and knew this was the one. The entire track consists of nearly seven thousand synchronized lines which I drew all by hand in the game Line Rider. I lost track of how much time it took me to create the whole video over multiple months, but I do know it took 135 work sessions because that’s how many save files I have. My favorite part is when all 4 riders come together to the same path and travel through the starry night. This section was inspired by the original album art for the piece, and represents how the Piano Guys harmonize together as a team. Thank you to Craig Knudsen for reaching out to me, and thanks to the Piano Guys for collaborating with me. And special thanks to David Lu for his work on the custom character design and implementation." -Mark Robbins (Doodle Chaos)

“Something Just Like This” written by Andrew Taggart, Christopher Martin, Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, & Will Champion
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in C-sharp minor written by Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
Produced, arranged, performed, mixed and mastered by Al van der Beek and Steven Sharp Nelson of The Piano Guys

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