Have you heard of Lindsey Stirling? I can’t remember when I first saw this music video for her song ‘Minimal Beat’ but it’s been viewed more than 12 million times and I lay claim to more than my share of those. It inspires me mainly because of my love for travel, but also because I can relate to it on many levels as she moves from city to city, through multiple wardrobe changes, rainy days to sunshine, happy days to exhaustion. This is travel in a nutshell. But to work and travel is another thing – a thing that so many dream about but so few get to experience the realities of. Those of us who do, feel like we can only complain in secret about how challenging it is, because we are so lucky to live this kind of life. Those of us who don’t, try to imagine how it’s possible and dream of the day it might be a reality. So I guess everyone will get something different out of this – me, I just felt like I was watching a kindred spirit – drifting around the world, working her butt off and still remembering it’s a magical ride that not everyone gets to take.
I’m always totally impressed when someone takes on a huge project like this and really has the discipline to stick with it to completion. Having great ideas is the easy part, but imagining what they could become and then putting in the hard work to turn them into a finished product is a whole other thing.
Lindsey Stirling is a very cool American violinist among other things and has totally inspired me with her talent, creativity and sheer hard work. Filmed over the course of about a year, Lindsay was actively involved in the production of the video, despite being in the middle of a gruelling global tour schedule. She wrote ‘Minimal Beat’ and played the violin of course and nailed the choreography over and over again from one city to the next. But she also managed to make herself available for filming in every new city amidst meetings and rehearsals and the general madness of travel. If that wasn’t enough she is the total genius behind the amazing edit on this thing too.
There’s a nice behind the scenes video you can watch if you want to learn more about how Lindsey Stirling’s ‘Minimal Beat’ was made.
Lindsey Stirling, I salute you.