Think "classically trained violinist" and words such as shred, dubstep, and electronica don't usually flow into one's mind. Unless, of course, the musician in question is Lindsey Stirling, who's built a remarkable and mostly word-of-mouth following due to her fierce, genre-bending approach to the fiddle, with which she stirs up some fairly crazy (and totally danceable) mixes.
Stirling rose to viral prominence off of the strength of her equally eclectic videos; in particular, her mesmerizing clip for "Crystallize." To say she's popular on YouTube is an understatement: Stirling's channel has more than 3 million followers and has passed the 400 million mark in views.
If you're among the masses who loved "Crystallize," we at Yahoo Music are delighted to offer a first listen at a different version of the song, which is one of three new tunes included on an expanded version of her self-titled album coming out October 29.
"I wanted to turn 'Crystallize' from a harsh dubstep song, into a magical experience," Stirling told Yahoo Music regarding her reworked hit. "Through my music, I love telling a story without words. I think the orchestral version of 'Crystallize' is the best storyteller of any song I've ever written."