Lindsey Stirling Performs on the TODAY Show, Shares How Her Friend's Death Influenced Her New Album

Watch Lindsey Stirling perform live on the TODAY show and learn more about how the death of her best friend and her father being diagnosed with cancer influenced her newest album.

Electronic violinist Lindsey Stirling’s emotional roller coaster of a year included the death of her best friend and keyboardist and learning that her father had cancer.

Stirling tried keeping busy with work instead of dealing with her feelings head-on. And as she began composing new songs, things weren’t coming together.

“At first I was writing the most depressing stuff. … It just wasn’t very great music ... and it didn’t have a lot of depth to it,” Stirling said. “I kind of realized I have to process these emotions myself before I can write about them.”

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