YouTube Red presents Lindsey Stirling: Brave Enough, a look inside the emotional journey and roller coaster ride of Lindsey’s recent album and tour.
Turning 30 and recently losing her best friend, all while dealing with family problems, Lindsey takes you behind the scenes as her tour gets underway, as well as playing at the famous Dolby Theatre, home of The Oscars.
From the age of five, she has played the violin and it hasn’t always been fun and games. She played on the streets and in the subways after college, as well as going to LA on America’s Got Talents before getting chewed out and eliminated, which only made her want it more. So she turned things around and started experimenting with dubstep and EDM, and her quickly growing YouTube view count took off.
Lindsey shares so much more with the viewers, as her journey and story are worth the watch. Watching it makes you feel the emotion that went into the album, something usually only the band members know about and understand. It also lets you hear how she got where she is today and what drives her to keep carrying on.
One other interesting part is hearing the backstories to some songs, including one of my favorites in Shatter Me, which is one giant metaphor for her fight with anorexia.
For those with a subscription to YouTube Red, give this one a watch, and I’ll give it a 7.5 out of 10.