After taking a nine-month hiatus, Lindsey Stirling has resumed touring the nation with her playful, yet precise, performances which bring excitement, laughter, and joy to audiences worldwide. Just before taking the stage to perform one of her amazing shows on 11 July 2016, she made an exciting announcement on Facebook.
Her new album Brave Enough set to release on 19 August 2016, will feature the song “Something Wild” which she co-wrote with singer/songwriter Andrew McMahon, who sings the vocals. For those who may be unfamiliar with the name Andrew McMahon, he was the vocalist, pianist and primary lyricist for the bands Something Corporate and chief songwriter for Jack’s Mannequin. He performs solo both under his name as well as the moniker Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness.
In her Facebook video, Lindsey mentions that she was approached by Disney to write a song for the new movie Pete’s Dragon, which will appear on the big screen in theaters nationwide starting on 12 August 2016. Disney invited her to see the film, and so she went with Andrew to see it and that afternoon they wrote the song “Something Wild.” Disney liked it, and the song will be used as the end credits song for the movie as well as in some of the previews. As of 15 July, “Something Wild” is available on iTunes as an instant download whenever a person pre-orders Lindsey’s new album.
Speaking about Lindsey’s new album, Broadway World.com wrote:
Her third album, “Brave Enough,” is set to be released via her own label, Lindseystomp Records. Recorded in Los Angeles, the highly-anticipated album will feature a number of high profile collaborations, including Christina Perri, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, ZZ Ward, Rivers Cuomo, Grammy® Award-winning hip-hop artists Lecrae, Dan + Shay and critically acclaimed musician Robert DeLong, who produced the album track “Prism.” Blending electronic music with a diverse number of musical genres that include pop, alternative, rock, country and rap, “Brave Enough” displays Stirling’s impressive ability to push her own musical boundaries while continuing to embrace her own unique Signature Sound.
Lindsey commented, “I wrote this album while I was searching for the courage to be vulnerable.” I wanted to tear down the walls I’d built around my heart and each song represents a step of my journey.” On 28 June 2016, she released a new music video on her YouTube channel for the album track “The Arena” which as of mid-July 2016 has garnered more than 5 million views. That video was inspired by a quote by Theodore Roosevelt, “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena.”
Lindsey has further commented, “My musical style is a reflection of my personality, and through it, I hope to share my belief that no one should be afraid to be themselves. All my songs were created to depict specific themes that I pulled from my life experiences.”