lindsey

Like most of the stuff I seem to be writing about recently, I happened upon this insanely talented musician on YouTube. I came across her video for “Crystallize” about a year ago, and have been a fan ever since.

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This 26-year-old bombshell is not only a kickass violinist, but also an amazing singer, dancer, composer and all round brilliant performance artist. She’s released a self titled album and an EP along with quite a few singles, which you can check out on her YouTube channel.

She breaks the mold when it comes to her performance, and if pure “classical” music is your thing, look elsewhere. She incorporates a wide variety of genres into each of her songs. Anything from hip-hop, pop, classical and even dubstep. You wouldn’t think classical and dubstep would ever work well together, but you’d be wrong… Oh so damned wrong.

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And here’s “Crystallize”

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For all the zombie fans out there (myself included), she made a video entitled “Moon Trance” filled with all the undead awesomeness you could want.

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She must have been trippin’ major ballsack in that video… but it’s still great.

Her music videos cater to a host of fan-bases, and not one of the videos should disapoint any die-hard fans.

For video game lovers; here’s some Skyrim and Assassin’s creed.

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Some Lord of the Rings…

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And for the people who just like great covers – where the covers are often better than the originals – here’s the three best ones she has on YouTube.

“Radioactive”

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“Party Rock Anthem” – yes, violinists can also shuffle like pro’s.

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“Thrift Shop”

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Lindsey Stirling proves that with innovation, creativity, talent and a rockin’ body, you can make any musical style awesome.

Keep it up!