The Artist Explains: Lindsey Stirling - 'Underground'

Lindsey Stirling talks to us about the aesthetically pleasing, cinematic visuals for her exhilarating electronic violin-driven composition, ‘Underground’.

Where was the video for ‘Underground’ filmed?
Filmed in LA on a stage. We designed and built the sets

Can you tell us about the ideas/ themes/ imagery used?
My goal with this music video was to introduce my fans to a very specific world that this album lives in as well as the characters that the album is written about. The album is called ‘Artemis’ - after the goddess of the moon. This album tells her story in how she became the goddess that would bring light to darkness.

Is there a message the video is trying to convey?
I seem to repeatedly like the theme of breaking free from the things that hold you back. In this video we saw 4 vignettes of different characters/performers that were all trapped in different ways. The dancers were trapped in a box that kept shrinking, I was completely tied up by wires, the goddess character was walking in a shadowed spinning wheel - thus she was trapped by lack of progression, and the the contortionist (Sofie Dossi) was suspended with no walls or floors which made her trapped in limitless space. But in the end by performing through their constraints, all the performers find their release from that which bound them.

Interview feature by Karla Harris

Lindsey Stirling’s uplifting new single, ‘The Upside’ is out now.