Ok! I need to say this – I’m utterly obsessed with the two cello wielding musicians from Croatia called 2Cellos.
I mean that’s the only explanation for actually standing close to an hour, headphones wrapped around my ears, scrolling down their videos, watching each till the very end, without fidgeting or fast forwarding at all. Whew! Trust me in these times of low attention span and digital distractions, it’s a big thing.
2Cellos… what do I say. Their videos are spectacular and the musicians are a delight to watch. Their resemblance to Sam and Dean Winchester of Supernatural is uncanny; blame the hair. Yet at the heart of it all is their soaring music that is a sensory extravaganza, an awakening of the soul.
I know it sounds very poetic or shall we say over the top but hearing is believing. I had a tough time selecting the music tracks for this post. So here are five of their popular ones that made it to my list; may they whet your appetite for more.
Yup! That’s the one that got me hooked and going by the views on the YouTube, plenty of other folks too. The video set me up for a classical concert complete with powdered wigs and ladies in the audience with tiny fluttering fans. The music starts slow, all soft and easy. Gently it shifts gear, the tempo picks up and there is an urgency, a gathering of storm. Then all hell breaks loose and I mean it literally.
Ready to face the tempest?
2) Shape of my heart
Doesn’t it sound as though it was Ed Sheeran’s Shape of you cover? I did and was so wrong. Surprisingly I had not heard the Sting original so the music immediately entranced me. The melody was hauntingly beautiful and I kept going back, over and over again.
The magic of strings, sigh!
3) We found love- Rihanna ft. Calvin Harris
The biggest reason for checking out this track was it had been viewed more than a million times on the YouTube. For me the euphoria over the original song was long ago dead and now it was just curiosity. I was pleasantly surprised by their interpretation, the live concert setting was the icing on the cake. People would say it was even better than the original.
Give it a hear.
I kept skipping this particular track while going through the playlist till the K-Pop Princess nonchalantly let it slip, “Celloverse rules.” That was enough for me, I couldn’t ignore it any longer. How can I forget that she was responsible for introducing me to the dynamic, head banging rockers in the first place.
The rest is history. It’s on the list.
5) Mombasa from Inception
What do I expect from the background score of a Christopher Nolan film?
Incredible music pulsating with passion that offers an out of body experience.
Too much ?
Well, I did save the best for the last .
So what do you think of it?
I for one was amazed to discover the versatility of a cello to create such astonishing music.
So do you have any favourite tracks or musicians? Spread the music magic, let me know in the comments.
“If music be the food of love, play on.”
Shakespeare couldn’t have said it better.
Daily Prompt: Popular