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1) Your cover of Daft Punk on YouTube currently have 20 Million Views! Could you tell me more about this video and its refreshing concept?
Well thank you! We collaborated in the past with Fifgen Films on videos like our Swedish House Mafia mashup and our Lindsey Stirling collab “Radioactive” (which now has almost 50 million views). We loved working with them so we asked them to conceptualize a video for our Daft Punk medley. They had the idea for us to look very “Daft Punk” with the different lighting schemes and special makeup. Scott wanted the white hair & eyebrows look, Avi really wanted cornrows, and Kirstie found a make-up person to paint her face (which took more than an hour for her!). We also picked out the blue contacts, although I personally wanted some high-tech glasses (which I found at Wildstyle on Melrose Street in Los Angeles). Fifgen Films flew down from Oregon, and we filmed the whole video in our apartment! They created a fort that consisted of a big black screen, a smoke machine, a central ring light, and different color lights. Each member went into the fort with them and filmed it their part. The whole shoot took about a day!
2) PTX VOL. 2 Album is
now available on iTunes. Could you tell me how was it like to create
this long awaited album and what we can expect from it?
There are many! I think
the main challenge is convincing people that a cappella can be popular
in the music industry. Many people didn’t think our band could
have a career in music because a cappella isn’t hip or cool.
But Glee and Pitch Perfect are two pieces of entertainment that have
attracted millions of viewers! We knew that it was possible, and we
so we made sure our sound was innovate and infectious. Thankfully,
using YouTube has helped us spread our music to a point where we now
have almost 3M subscribers in 2 years! We’re so thankful for
the fans, and we’re going to continue to making great music
for you all!