When it comes to the world’s top violinist, few can rock the string instrument harder than Lindsey Stirling. Over the years, the dancing/fiddling sensation that rose to prominence following various appearances on America’s Got Talent has taken the internet by storm, crafting a wide array of extremely viral music videos. There was the ice castle-set “Crystallize”, the “Thriller”-inspired “Moon Trance,” the Elder Scrolls-influenced “Skyrim,” but in her latest attempt, “Roundtable Rival,” Stirling takes things to a whole new level, and that level is decidedly steampunk:
Stirling clearly knows when it’s time to up her game, and with “Roundtable Rival”, she definitely delivered. “Roundtable Rival” features one of the best narratives displayed in the artist’s catalog, and the fact that it takes place in a magical world where showdowns happen with guitars and violins rather than firearms makes it all the sweeter. Seriously, imagine if the modern United Stated evolved out of this wild west. All our conflicts could be settled in Battle of the Bands-style competitions. Presidential debates and congressional hearings would take on a whole other vibe as we eagerly waited for the drop halfway through the discussion of income tax code revisions.
At the moment, Stirling’s latest album, Shatter Me, is available on iTunes, Amazon and in physical form at Target. Considering this track plus many more are included on it, we highly urge you to pick it up and rock out to the violin excellence contained within.
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