Shatter Me Album is by Lindsey Stirling, the American violinist. Her second studio album was released under the Decca and Universal record labels on the 25th of April 2014 worldwide on iTunes, in the United States four days later and on the 2nd of May in Germany.
Unlike her debut album, released in 2012, Lindsey Stirling worked with other singers. Featured as vocalists are American singer-songwriters Lzzy Hale, lead singer hard rock band Halestorm and Meg & Dia’s lead vocalist, Dia Frampton.
The twelve track Shatter Me album, which has a musical style more progressive than her previous output, was produced by SILAS, Marko G, Kill Paris, Scott Gold and Robert DeLong. Upon release, the album received positive reviews in the music press. Kara Kulpa, writing for New Noise magazine, called it a ” highly enjoyable album, ” adding that ” her ability to integrate various genres of music, combined with her dazzling ability to resurrect performance art, truly makes Lindsey Stirling a force to be reckoned with. ” James Christopher Monger, reviewing for AllMusic awarded the album three out of five stars. He wrote that the album was ” essentially a showcase for Stirling’s instrumental prowess ” and that ” she delivers the heat with all of the fire, fury, and mad, pixie-ish sweetness. “
The Shatter Me Album has been another successful release for Lindsey Stirling, with sales of 337,000 copies in the United States alone ( as of August 2016 ). The album has been certified Gold in Austria by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry ( IFPI ) for sales of 7,500 and certified Platinum in Germany by the Bundesverband Musikindustrie ( Federal Music Industry Association ) for sales of 200,000 copies.
The lead single, ” Beyond the Veil “, was released on the 24th of March 2014. Written by Lindsey Stirling and released under the BridgeTone record label, it was the first of the album’s songs she composed. The single became a successful release for Lindsey Stirling. In the United States, it topped the Billboard Classical Digital Songs for four weeks and spent four weeks on the chart. It also charted on the Billboard Dance/Electronic Digital Songs Chart, peaking at number twenty-two.
The Shatter Me album fared well for the violinist. In the United States, the album peaked at number two on the 17th of May 2014 and spent thirty-two weeks on the Billboard 200. Other Billboard Chart positions were one on the Top Classical Albums, one on Top Dance/Electronic Albums, one on Digital Albums, one on Independent Albums and three on the Top Internet Albums Chart.
In the United Kingdom, the Shatter Me album entered the UK Albums Chart on the 10th of May 2014 and peaked at number ninety-five. It spent one week in the Top 100.
Elsewhere, the album reached number three in Austria and Switzerland and four in Germany. In Belgium, it peaked at ninety-three in Flanders and seventy-four in Wallonia.
In France, it reached thirty-five on the Syndicat national de l’édition phonographique ( SNEP ) Chart, twelve in Poland, five in Canada and twenty-two in Mexico.
About Lindsey Stirling
Lindsey Stirling is an American violinist, dancer, performance artist and composer. Lindsey was born on the 21st of September 1986 in Gilbert, a town in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States.
She has a wide range of music styles, from classical, pop, rock to electronic dance music. Her work is a mixture of both original and cover versions.
In 2007, Lindsey registered her YouTube channel with the username lindseystomp, partly named after her first band called Stomp. It now boasts over ten million subscribers and over two billion total views.
In 2010, she reached the quarter-finals of season five of America’s Got Talent, but failed to go any further in the competition.
Her self-titled debut Album was released in the United States on the 18th of September 2012 to iTunes and as a physical CD a week later. Her first Album to feature original compositions, it reached number seventy-nine on the Billboard 200 Chart and topped the Classical and Dance/Electronic Albums charts.
It was also a success in Europe with sales of 300,000 copies in Germany, where it was certified 3x Gold. It was also confirmed Gold in Switzerland and Poland. In Austria, her debut Album received a Platinum certification.
To date, Lindsey Stirling’s Album releases are three studio and one video. She has also released one extended play, eleven singles and forty-seven music videos. As a multi-award-winning recording artist, she has won Billboard Music, German Echo Music, Teen Choice, YouTube and a Shorty Award.
Shatter Me Album Track Listing:
1. Beyond the Veil
2. Mirror Haus
4. Shatter Me ( featuring Lzzy Hale )
6. Roundtable Rival
7. Night Vision
8. Take Flight
10. We Are Giants ( featuring Dia Frampton )
12. Master of Tides