2CELLOS Return With Their Second Album - IN2ITION Available January 15, 2013
From Sony Masterworks
FEATURES GUEST ARTISTS ELTON JOHN, STEVE VAI, NAYA RIVERA, LANG LANG, ZUCCHERO
AND SKY FERREIRA
NEW MUSIC VIDEO FEATURING GLEE STAR NAYA RIVERA ON MUSE HIT "SUPERMASSIVE
BLACK HOLE" OUT NOW
NEW YORK, Jan. 3, 2012
NEW YORK, Jan. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Croatian cellists Luka Sulic and
Stjepan Hauser, known as 2CELLOS are back with a new album. Entitled IN2ITION
(pronounced Intuition) and produced by the legendary Bob Ezrin, the album is
set for release on January 15, 2013 through Sony MASTERWORKS.
The label released 2CELLOS' self-titled debut album last year, establishing
Sulic and Hauser as an innovative classical-pop/rock duo who took their
classical instrument to the contemporary repertoire.
On IN2ITION, 2CELLOS take their original concept even further by including
guest artists like Elton John, guitarist Steve Vai, Glee's Naya Rivera,
classical superstar Lang Lang, legendary Italian vocalist Zucchero and pop
artist Sky Ferreira. IN2ITION was recorded in Zagreb, Rome, Nashville, Las
Vegas and Los Angeles.
"Both Luka and I love classical music and have studied it since childhood,"
notes Hauser. "But we are really excited to put our own take on some of our
favorite pop and rock songs."
The 2CELLOS' career received a substantial boost in January 2012 when they
performed "Smooth Criminal" with actress Naya Rivera's character "Santana" in
Glee's Michael Jackson tribute episode. It was the first time that the
blockbuster hit show featured an instrumental group as the guest artist. While
on set they struck up a friendship with Rivera, who appears on Muse's
"Supermassive Black Hole." "We love Naya's sexy voice – it's perfect for this
song!" says Stjepan. "We recreated Muse's amazing guitar riff on the cello and
by using different sound effects, we gave this traditionally classical
instrument a more contemporary, rock sound."
The duo recently released the music video for "Supermassive Black Hole" to
rave fan and press reviews. The galactic themed music video for their second
single is a flirtatious and "come-hither" version of Muse's hit and showcases
Rivera on vocals as you've never seen nor heard her before.
The new 2CELLOS album offers a fresh and unique twist on classics such as
Fleetwood Mac ("Oh, Well" feat. Elton John), The Prodigy ("Voodoo People"),
Coldplay ("Clocks" feat. Lang Lang) Rihanna ("We Found Love"), AC/DC ("Highway
To Hell" feat. Steve Vai), Muse ("Supermassive Black Hole" feat. Naya Rivera),
Cher and Nancy Sinatra ("Bang Bang" feat. Sky Ferreira), The Police ("Every
Breath You Take") and Elton John ("Candle In The Wind").
"Elton suggested that we cover 'Oh Well' because he thought it would be
perfect for the cello. We said we'd do it if he sang on it and he agreed!"
says Stjepan. "It's a fairly unknown Fleetwood Mac song and Elton's voice
sounds amazing on the track."
The first music video released from IN2ITION was a powerful and intense
rendition of AC/DC's "Highway to Hell" featuring guitar great Steve Vai. "Our
fans love this song at our live shows and we really wanted to add it to the
album," says Stjepan. "It was very exciting to work with an amazing musician
such as Steve and we really want to show the people that the cello can rock as
hard as the guitar!" says Luka.
IN2ITION also features 2CELLOS original track aptly named "Orient Express".
The Orient Express was a legendary train from Paris to Istanbul that passed
through the Balkans, including Croatia. "We drew our inspiration for the
melodies from our Balkan roots," says Luka. "The continual persistent rhythm
of the track resembles a train, hence the title."
"We're extremely happy to have collaborated with such great guest artists and
we believe that this is just the beginning. We've practiced all our lives, and
in this project we've succeeded in extending the possibilities of the cello
and bringing it to a wider audience," say the 2CELLOS.
1. Oh, Well (feat. Elton John)
2. We Found Love
3. Highway to Hell (feat. Steve Vai)
4. Every Breath You Take
5. Supermassive Black Hole(feat. Naya Rivera)
6. Technical Difficulties
7. Clocks (feat. Lang Lang)
8. Bang Bang (feat. Sky Ferreira)
9. Voodoo People
10. Candle in the Wind
11. Orient Express
12. Il Libro Dell 'Amore (feat. Zucchero)
For updated tour dates visit:
2CELLOS.com-facebook.com/2cellos - twitter.com/2cellos
Link to "Highway To Hell" music video:
Link to "Supermassive Black Hole" music video: http://youtu.be/jbLEA0AmfAw
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