The singing string quartet puts a classical spin on Lorde’s smash.
The boys of Well-Strung: The Singing String Quartet are closing out their busy summer with their latest pop-classical confection.
First violinist Edmund Bagnell, second violinist Chris Marchant, violist Trevor Wadleigh and cellist Daniel Shevlin are Fifth Avenue subway buskers in the black-and-white clip, which mashes Lorde’s smash “Royals” with the Karl Jenkins composition, “Palladio.”
It’s yet another taste of Well-Strung’s sophomore album, “POPSsical,” which will be released Oct. 2. Last month, they dropped the whimsical video for their mashup of Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space” and Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Partita No. 3 in E Major (BWV 1006).”
Meanwhile, their video for “Chelsea’s Mom” racked up over 200,000 views on YouTube after being featuring on The Huffington Post, MSNBC and People, among other media outlets. That song, which repurposes Fountains of Wayne’s “Stacy’s Mom” as an ode to Hillary Clinton, was shared by the 2016 Democratic presidential candidate herself on social media.
The group’s latest show, “Summer Lovin,'” wraps Sept. 12 at The Art House in Provincetown, Massachusetts. They’ll also travel to Rome to play a mass at the Vatican on Sept. 6