Lindsey Stirling Delivers Unstoppable Energy on 'Artemis' and at the Gramercy Theater
Lindsey Stirling’s recent concert at New York City’s Gramercy Theater on September 5 had to be seen to be believed. Promoting her fifth full-length studio album Artemis, Stirling was an absolute force to be reckoned with. With a vintage, unstoppable energy that resonated with her longtime city-dwelling fans, Lindsey pieced together a dynamic atmosphere that was filled with plenty of enthusiasm and eagerness for the highly-anticipated arrival of her newest music.
Artemis has all of the unmistakable charm and passion which first put Stirling on the map back in 2010. While the playing field on the Internet has grown by unimaginable leaps and bounds since then, there are few artists out there who can keep up with what Stirling still does on a nightly basis. The current generation of YouTubers should take extensive notes on what makes Stirling an incredibly special and rare breed of talent.
Not wasting a single second of precious stage time, Stirling courageously lives in the moment and draws her loyal crowd in on each of her hypnotizing, melodic songs. Lindsey’s inspiring track “The Upside” featuring Elle King is a standout, confident anthem on Artemis that snappily brings pure, unadulterated warmth to even the most frigid of muscular organs.
There wasn’t a single tedious moment at her inspiriting show last Thursday evening. Between debuting her latest captivating songs and answering incredibly random—yet thoughtful—questions from her adoring audience, Stirling masterfully rode a spontaneous wave of acrobatic momentum that involved a series of heart-stopping twirls, fierce eye contact, and an endless amount of plies.
At one point, at the request of an upbeat vocal mother in the back, Lindsey readily serenaded a concert-goer with her own, special rendition of “Happy Birthday” on the violin before the mom could finish her sentence. It’s those little, unteachable moments which solidify Stirling as a top-tier star who’s wise beyond her 32 years. If there’s something that Stirling can’t do, an observer would be hard-pressed to find it. The most expensive pair of binoculars in the world wouldn’t be able to spot a flaw in Stirling’s enthralling performance in New York City.
Stirling showcased Artemis in all of its vigorous glory. “Love Goes On and On,” featuring haunting vocals from the immortal Amy Lee was well-received from the fans in attendance. Lindsey made sure to point out that working with Lee was a surreal experience, and that dreams really do come true. Both artists dealt with the loss of loved ones, so working together on the song was a natural collaboration. Other tracks like “Masquerade,” “Til The Light Goes Out,” and “Darkside,” also cut through listeners’ souls, making an impression that can’t ever be forgotten.
Much like when Lindsey played a stunningly, beautiful electronic rendition of “The Phantom of the Opera,” Artemis is now here, forever to be inside your mind.
You can purchase Lindsey Stirling's Artemis here.
Banner photo by Lauren Johnson.