Rising Stars: Lindsey Sterling (The Hip-Hop Violinist)

Posted: February 18, 2013 in Music, Rising Stars
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It’s been a while since I did a post in my Rising Stars series, but this is one for the history books. Thanks to Kaitlin Branch and this post, I came across the wonderful, talented, beautiful, and brilliant Lindsey Sterling.

To say I went from zero to obsessed in six seconds is an understatement.

Lindsey takes music to a whole new level. Yes, she plays the violin, but it’s fun. It’s upbeat. It isn’t classical music. It’s hip-hop and dubstep. It’s something beautifully different. Her videos are gorgeous, she’s a wonderful dancer (yes, she dances while she plays), and she’s a nerd to boot.

There’s literally no reason not to love her.

Here’s my favorite song. Yes, yes it has zombies. But I promise I like the music more than the video. (But the video is pretty flipping sweet too.)

Doesn’t that just make you want to get up and dance!?

These are original songs by Lindsey, and most of the time she plays a large part in putting together the videos too. She gets people to help her – makeup artists and directors – but she’s very hands on. Sometimes she’s even the one that edits the videos. She did this one:

I wish I had found her sooner, as she’s got a massive following and her videos hit well into the millions. And for good reason, as they’re all well done and appeal to a lot of different types of people. Plus she’s got nearly fifty of them online – including behind the scenes vids and tutorials. She’s one cool chica.

I never find a new artist and then go download their CD. I’m actually pretty picky about what I put on my iPod, and I tend to listen to the same songs I’ve listened to for years. But I bought her CD immediately. She’s just that good. And her music is perfect for writing – no words, but fun and upbeat.

I’ll leave you with a final video before I beg you to watch the rest of them and then subscribe to her YouTube channel. You won’t be sorry.

YouTube Channel
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Have you heard of Lindsey before? If so, what’s your favorite song? If you’re just discovering her, what do you think!?

  1. Lindsey Stirling is amazing! She has inspired several poems, specifically her piece called Shadows (I called the poem “The Cathedral”)

  2. Julie Glover says:

    There’s something a little Kate Bush-ish about the way she dances to these songs. 🙂

  3. ddog13 says:

    There are a lot of dubstep violin artists, but she’s definitely one of the best out there!

  4. Jenny Hansen says:

    Never heard of dubstep before, but I loved her music (though the zombie video was not remotely the best one – I liked the Shadow video the best). Thanks for the introduction. I just followed her. 🙂

  5. […] because I find those to be the most familiar and soothing. Plus they just make me happy. I do have Lindsey Stirling‘s CD on there, though, and that makes a great background for action scenes because her violin […]

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