Jul 22, 2021
EP 99 - Lindsey Stirling
Today on the show we have Lindsey Stirling, who has reinvented the meaning of being a Violinist. This is someone who has created completely her own niche in what is already a skill that does take such talent, expertise and hard work. In her constant pursuit of unique perfection, Lindsey even hangs spinning from her own hair for a captivating performance that you can find on her YouTube channel. Lindsey is so open, so vulnerable, she shares with us some of her hardest personal hurdles she has had to jump. She tells us how she has survived the most humiliating career moments, her own eating disorders, and the hardest thing for a Virgo, the battle of allowing herself the credit earned for her amazing accomplishments. We love this interview, because Lindsey really shares with our audience, her stories that show everyone, it isn't always easy. Nobody's life is perfect. Struggles are inevitable. The magic is in the journey. What we learn along the way, and how we become better people because of the challenges we endure. If you are not familiar with Lindsey, check out her current single “Lose You Now”. Catch one of her spellbinding shows on her Artemis U.S. Tour this summer, running from July 3 – September 10. We hope you enjoy todays episode with Lindsey Stirling.
Lindsey Stirling is known all over the world for her unique, futuristic violin-driven electronic music. Since the release of her 2012 self-titled debut, the Arizona-raised, Los Angeles-based artist has racked up tens of millions of followers worldwide and more than 3 billion total views on YouTube. Stirling’s sophomore album Shatter Me was certified Gold by the RIAA, after debuting at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 and #1 on the Dance/Electronic Albums Chart and holding the #1 spot on the Classical Albums Chart for 21 consecutive weeks. Her third studio album Brave Enough, featuring guest appearances from Dan + Shay, Christina Perri, Rivers Cuomo, Andrew McMahon and others, earned Stirling her second Billboard Music Award for “Top Dance/Electronic Album.” Stirling’s latest release, her fifth album Artemis (released September 2019 via BMG), debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Dance/Electronic Albums Chart and remained on the chart for 15 combined weeks. Artemis, which has racked up over 100 million total streams, has also been turned into a successful comic book series with the fifth edition coming summer 2021. Stirling closed out 2020 with her all-new, live-streaming holiday special “Lindsey Stirling: Home for the Holidays,” which she independently created, produced, and financed. The hour-long ticketed special, which drew over 100,000 views from tens of thousands of fans and families worldwide, featured performances to seasonal favorites off Stirling’s chart-topping holiday album Warmer In the Winter in addition to the breathtaking performance of her hit “Crystallize,” where Stirling hung by her hair for a captivating Cirque du Soleil-inspired aerial display – PRESS HERE to watch. Stirling kicked off 2021 with the release of her latest single “Lose You Now,” an emotive pop hit about loss and grief with artist, producer, and songwriter Mako that has amassed over 6 million global streams, including over 3 million views on the song’s beautifully moving music video. Additionally, Stirling co-wrote The New York Times best-selling book The Only Pirate at the Party with her sister Brook S. Passey, was the runner-up on Season 25 of “Dancing With the Stars” and has appeared on “America’s Got Talent.” The multi-hyphenate star is also currently helping families in need through her nonprofit charity outreach program The Upside Fund.