Utah-Tube: Lindsey Stirling gets wild with song she co-wrote for ‘Pete’s Dragon’

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When Disney comes knocking on your door, you know you’ve made it. And it’s finally happened for pop violinist Lindsey Stirling.

In her latest music video, Stirling takes viewers on a wild adventure in search of “Pete’s Dragon.”

Stirling worked with singer Andrew McMahon after Disney contacted her and asked her to write a song for the live-action “Pete’s Dragon,” coming to theaters Aug. 12, Stirling announced during a live Facebook session. “Something Wild,” the song written for Disney, will play during the end credits.

Stirling, a classically trained violinist from Gilbert, Arizona, earned her way to fame through her YouTube channel. The BYU graduate has a unique style of music that blends pop and violin — and it is all accomplished while she dances.

Stirling will release her third album, “Brave Enough,” on Aug. 19. You can pre-order the album on iTunes.

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Rebecca Lane

While her first language is sarcasm, Rebecca dabbles in English and Russian to achieve her lifelong dream of being a journalist. A BYU sports fan, reading enthusiast and wannabe world traveler, Rebecca is a Colorado transplant that is convinced Colorado's mountains are much larger than the many Utah County peaks. Rebecca manages UtahValley360.com for Bennett Communications. Follow her on Twitter @rebeccalane.

One Comment

  1. Tom Reply

    Interesting. I’d come across this video earlier and thought, “This is my favorite Lindsey Stirling song,” not realizing she co-wrote it or any of its backstory. Thanks for letting us know.

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