We just received this press release about the You Tube video labelled “Kings”. It is incredibly inspiring. My only complaint, of course, is that it should be labelled “Kings and Queens” but I digress. It is nice to see that both male and female athletes are included and the video is very well done. Enjoy!
TALL ANIMALS’ “KINGS” BECOMES THE MOST TWEETED VIDEO BY OLYMPIC ATHLETES
August 15, 2012 – Los Angeles, CA – Chicago’s emerging electronic group Tall Animals are generating monumental buzz with their new Olympic inspired video for their song, “KINGS.” The video has been shared by over 65 current and past Olympic athletes over the course of the Olympics, inspiring athletes along the way to viral gold.
Watch Tall Animals’ Olympic inspired video for “KINGS”: http://youtu.be/kMuViSF_-cU
Rowdy Gaines (3 time Olympic Gold Medalist/ NBC Commentator): “Love This! Thank for sharing!”
Christian Taylor (2012 Gold Medalist): “thats awesome! got me pumped!”
Lindsey Vonn (Olympic Gold Medalist): “Love it! Cant wait 4 London games to start!”
Brigetta Barrett (2012 Silver Medalist): “thank you sooo much for that vid its exactly what I needed!!! That was AWESOME!! Everyone should watch it!!!”
Brian Boitano (Olympic Legend): “Great song guys!”
The video for “KINGS” blends a montage of breathtaking shots of Olympic athletes in moments of glory and hardship as they fight their way to victory with uplifting pop-infused rhythm and lyrics that inspire to achieve greatness.
“We didn’t set out to write a song for the Olympics,” says Tall Animals’ Augie Schmidt. “We just wanted to write a song that had a Big Anthem Chorus, and captured the feeling and excitement of a Packed Stadium. After we wrote “KINGS,” our singer Dan Monahan, had the idea of syncing the song up with some Olympic footage he found on Youtube. Watching video of athletes pared with the song was so inspirational, and moving, we knew we had to make a video like that… It really helped capture the feeling and emotion we wanted to express with the song.”
Songwriter/Producer combo Dan Monahan and Augie Schmidt are no strangers to successful songwriting. The duo have written songs for the Platinum selling band The Plain White Ts and Breathe Carolina and are credited on music for Flatfoot 65 as well as Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland soundtrack. The guys teamed up with DJ/Producer Matt Richert to round out the trio of Tall Animals. The guys combine bright, pop, soulful vocals with synths and strings creating a unique sound that’s totally their own.
Tall Animals are currently working on their debut EP, which will be released later this year.
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