The globally popular 2CELLOS – Stjepan Hauser and Luka Šulić have released the long-awaited, sixth studio album “Dedicated” (Sony Masterworks / Menart) and released a new music video for “Sweet Child O ‘Mine,” a cover of the Guns’ N’ Roses hit, reports Glas Istre.
The video was shot in the former Svetica military hangar in Šišan, produced again by Medvid. Pula drummer Dušan Kranjc joined Hauser and Šulić, and their performance has already been called “damn epic” in one comment.
“It’s one of the legendary classics, which we had to cover! We’ve been thinking about recording a song for a long time. This is our typical 2CELLOS style – rock ‘n’ roll with cello! That’s how we started and what we’re back to now. We needed it so much, and we are happy that we finally did it!” said Stjepan Hauser and Luka Šulić about the new release.
After taking the time for their successful solo projects, the cello duo used the pandemic to reconnect, enter the studio, and record pop anthems and timeless rock songs. The song list is a combination of instinct, study, and exercise. Šulić and Hauser researched a diverse catalog and gave selected songs their recognizable trademark, breaking all boundaries.
Among the songs they covered in the new album are “Bad guy” by Billie Eilish, “Shallow” by Lady Gaga, “Halo” by Beyonce, “Livin ‘on a Prayer” by Bon Jovi, “Cryin'” by Aerosmith, “Demons” by Imagine Dragons, “Wherever I Go” by One Republic and “Sound of Silence” by Simon and Garfunkel.
“As you listen to us, we hope you realize how versatile the cello is, that it is possible to play the fiercest rock, the most tender ballad, and contemporary music. It powerfully drives you. It has a whole range of emotions, ups and downs. We want to give you an experience that you can’t get it anywhere else,” they added.
With “Dedicated,” 2CELLOS celebrate their 10th anniversary. The album name is appropriate because of their continued commitment to the band, fans, cello, and recognizable playing style. The album will also be promoted on a long-awaited tour starting next year in the US.
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