2CELLOS Release Sophomore CD
Duo gets a little help from famous friends
Internet sensations, 2CELLOS, the cello duo of Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser, have beat the sophomore jinx with the release of their second album. Since gaining fame through a series of viral videos of the dynamic pair playing high-energy contemporary pop songs on cellos, 2CELLOS has teamed up with many big-name stars on IN2ITION (Sony).
Joining the group on the album are Elton John, Glee’s Naya Rivera, guitar-god Steve Vai, Italian rock singer Zucchero, and classical superstar pianist Lang Lang. The new album offers a fresh twist on such pop classics as Fleetwood Mac’s “Oh, Well” (with Elton John), the Prodigy’s “Voodoo People,” Coldplay’s “Clocks” (with Lang Lang), Rihanna’s “We Found Love,” Muse’s “Supermassive Black Hole” (with Naya Rivera), Cher and Nancy Sinatra’s “Bang Bang” (with Sky Ferreira), the Police’s “Every Breath You Take,” and Elton John’s “Candle in the Wind.” The album’s first music video is the group’s searing rendition of AC/DC’s “Highway to Hell,” with guitar shredder Steve Vai.
“Our fans love this song at our live shows and we really wanted to add it to the album,” Hauser says.
Adds Sulic: “It was very exciting to work with an amazing musician such as Steve and we really want to show the people that the cello can rock as hard as the guitar!”