5 November, 2018Print
‘Vitamin String Quartet Performs the Hits of 2018 Vol. 2’ transforms pop favorites into chamber music, out Dec. 7Reimagines songs of Khalid, Calvin Harris, Marshmello, Maroon 5, XXXTENTACION and more
Vitamin String Quartet (VSQ) continues to erase boundaries between classical, dance, hip-hop and pop with their latest release, ‘VSQ Performs the Hits of 2018 Vol. 2,’ out December 7 via CMH Label Group. “You’ve never heard pop hits like this before,” says USA TODAY. The collective’s latest set reinterprets songs from across the musical spectrum, including the late rapper XXXTENTACION’s “SAD!”; EDM DJ/producer Zedd and country singer Maren Morris’ multi-format chart-topper, “The Middle”; and BLACKPINK’s international K-pop smash “Ddu-Du Ddu-Du.”
VSQ is one of the most-streamed contemporary string ensembles, and ‘VSQ Performs the Hits of 2018 Vol. 2’ follows the first volume of inventive renditions of this year’s most popular tunes, which featured songs originally recorded by Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Justin Timberlake, Shawn Mendes and others.
From appearances on HBO's Westworld, to the Sean Penn-directed film The Last Face to TV hits like Modern Family and Shameless, VSQ's "atmospheric" (Thrillist) hits have made "classical versions of pop music cool, [by] infusing the drama of mainstream composition into the classical community" (New York Observer).
'VSQ PERFORMS THE HITS OF 2018 VOL. 2' Track List:
1. SAD! - Originally performed by XXXTENTACION
2. Promises - Originally performed by Calvin Harris and Sam Smith
3. Girls Like You - Originally performed by Maroon 5
4. Ddu-Du Ddu-Du - Originally performed by BLACKPINK
5. The Middle - Originally performed by Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey
6. Youngblood - Originally performed by 5 Seconds of Summer
7. Happier - Originally performed by Marshmello and Bastille
8. Love Lies - Originally performed by Khalid and Normani
9. Thunderclouds - Originally performed by LSD (feat. Sia, Diplo and Labrinth)
About Vitamin String Quartet:
Vitamin String Quartet (VSQ) performs cutting edge renditions of the hits of today and beyond, covering acts ranging from Ed Sheeran to Ozzy Osbourne, Lady Gaga to Lynyrd Skynyrd, Kanye West to John Williams. Praised by the likes of Buzzfeed, Los Angeles Times, New York Observer, Consequence of Sound and more, VSQ has released 300+ albums, accumulated more than 500 million streams, 3.8 million downloads, over 1 million physical units and averages more than 700k monthly listeners. VSQ has also earned numerous Billboard chartings and prominent placements in TV (HBO’s Westworld, Showtime’s Shameless, and others) and film.
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