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Weekly Music Video

This week's video is for a piece of music rather than a song, it's called Elements and is a violin piece performed by Lindsey Stirling. She is an American hip hop/dubstep violinist who was voted off the quarter finals of TV talent show America's Got Talent  (Season/Series 5) in 2010. Lindsey is a classically trained violinist who mixes violin music with hip hop and dubstep beats. She is also a dancer.

After being rejected on America's Got Talent, Lindsey went on to release music independently. She started out making her own music videos with the help of cinematographer Devin Graham and putting them on YouTube. The first video for Spontaneous Me was popular, her YouTube channel Lindseystomp became very successful and she later created another YouTube channel called LindseyTime for behind the scenes and tour videos. In September 2012 she released her debut album Lindsey Stirling, which was re-released as a deluxe version in October 2013. Lindsey's second album Shatter Me came out on 29th April in America. I don't think it's been released in the UK but you can get an import from Amazon. :)

I first heard Elements the other week as part of my 1000 Songs In A Year challenge. I thought the video was posted on Facebook by Heartlady but I can't find it on her page now. (Oh well, you might want to visit her page anyway, she posts beautiful pictures!). The idea of dubstep and violins might seem a bit odd at first (it did to me!) but it works really well. :)

Elements is from the Lindsey Stirling album. This is the Dubstep Original Violin version. There is also an Orchestral version which was used for the recent TV series Dracula.





Watch the Orchestral version here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqtKpLUd3Ng



For more on Lindsey visit these links:

Official site

Official Facebook


YouTube:

Lindseystomp

Lindsey Time

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