This seems like a most apropos song to go into the new year with:
The Piano Guys commentary is also great:
The Christian hymn "Amazing Grace" and Rachel Platten's contemporary hit "Fight Song" may seem like an unlikely pair, but the two songs have one thing in common: a message of hope.
Although the The Piano Guys are known for playing entertaining and uplifting music in unusual locations,their latest video isn't just fun to watch. The group combined the songs "Amazing Grace," "Fight Song" and short interludes from "Scotland The Brave" to create an anthem of strength.
"This song and video for us was a struggle but a beautifully defining one," according to the video's description.
The Piano Guys explained the significance of the arrangement below the video.
"We all struggle. Not in the same way, nor at the same level, but we all want a fighting chance," The Piano Guys wrote. "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."
From my earliest memories I've been captivated by the illustrations in
fairy tales and childrens books and couldn't think of anything else I'd
rather do when I was grown up than create my own.
When I'm not painting in the studio, I can probably be found working in
my gardens to make sure that there are plenty of havens for visiting