You may recall earlier this year when we posted a video by Peter Hollens and Lindsey Stirling, an a capella and violin cover of “The Dragonborn Comes” from Skyrim. Since then the video has grabbed over ten million views on YouTube and has become one of the premier fan made covers for the popular theme song. The work that Hollens and Stirling put into layering the music was not overlooked as it has certainly become a staple on my playlist.
Now, the duo is back with another vocal and violin track, this time for the Game of Thrones “Main Title” sequence. The same title sequence that gives you chills every episode as the camera pans over Westeros and the credits roll. This time around Hollens has again recorded over 100 vocal tracks and is once again accompanied by violinist Stirling.
I wouldn’t say that a capella is making a comeback, as it has been around for centuries, but it has certainly seen a resurgence as of late thanks to technology. Hollens is one man, yet with audio editing technology is able to lay over a hundred of tracks to make him sound like an entire chorus. Technical assistance aside, give credit where credit is due, Hollens is clearly talented not only as a singer but making music with his voice and mouth. Stirling is no slouch either, an accomplished violinist with a flair for the dramatic (as most violinists are). Frankly it is a treat to watch and listen when two talented musicians team up for a video like this.