The Croatian duo of Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser, better known as 2CELLOS, return this fall with an all-new album. Let There Be Cello is set for release October 19, 2018, via Sony Music Masterworks. A follow-up to the 2017 release of Score, Let There Be Cello finds the pair exploring a diverse catalogue with their signature boundary-breaking playing style.
“We’ve always said we want to break down pre-conceptions about the cello and the boundaries around musical genres,” says 2CELLOS about their latest project. “This album demonstrates that. We take inspiration from all sources, from pop smashes to timeless classical music, from classic rock through to our enduring love of film music. This album has the lot – including some 2CELLOS’ originals. There are no rules, just let there be cello!”
Co-produced by Sulic and Hauser themselves as well as Filip Vidovic, Let There Be Cello is a showcase of 2CELLOS’ talent for reinventing the music of any genre. The collection includes their take on the latest pop hits, including Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect” and “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi, a fan-favorite rendition that has garnered over 30 million views on 2CELLOS’ YouTube alone.
Known for bringing their explosive playing style to some of rock’s biggest anthems, 2CELLOS make no exception on Let There Be Cello. Some favorites include “Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor and The White Stripes’ iconic “Seven Nation Army,” which the pair most recently performed on-field to open May’s UEFA Champions League final in Ukraine. Taking their classical instrumentation to new heights, 2CELLOS round out the newest album with everything from celebrated classics (“Imagine” by John Lennon, “Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen) to never-before-heard original compositions (“Concept2,” “Cadenza”).
Dramatic Video Mirroring Drama and Suspense of Vivaldi Composition
Giving fans a preview of what to expect from the group’s latest chapter, 2CELLOS has released a brand-new visual for their rendition of “Vivaldi Storm.” Filmed in their native Croatia, the video finds Sulic and Hauser performing in the center of a rock quarry. With explosive lighting and dynamic camerawork, the visual mirrors the drama and suspense of the Vivaldi composition, culminating in an onslaught of rain as the performance ends.
Preorder for the album is available everywhere now.