The Croatian duo of Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser, better known as 2CELLOS, today release their much-anticipated new album, Let There Be Cello, via Sony Music Masterworks – available everywhere now. A follow-up to the 2017 release of Score, Let There Be Cello finds the pair exploring a diverse catalogue with their signature boundary-breaking playing style. Known for their electric live performances, 2CELLOS now gear up to take their newest album on the road for their first-ever U.S. arena tour, which is set to kick off February 2019.
"We've always said we want to break down pre-conceptions about the cello and the boundaries around musical genres," says 2CELLOS about the range of styles included in their newest album. Co-produced by Sulic and Hauser themselves as well as Filip Vidovic, Let There Be Cello showcases the group's exceptional talent for reinventing the music of any genre. Including everything from the latest pop hits ("Perfect" by Ed Sheeran, "Despacito" by Luis Fonsi) to rock anthems ("Seven Nation Army" by The White Stripes, "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor), from celebrated classics ("Imagine" by John Lennon, "Hallelujah" by Leonard Cohen) to never-before-heard originals ("Concept2," "Cadenza"), Let There Be Cello takes classical instrumentation to new heights for a listening experience unlike any other.
In celebration of today's release, 2CELLOS have unveiled a brand-new visual for their rendition of the Pirates of the Caribbean theme. Directed by Kristijan Burlovic, 2CELLOS take viewers on a high seas adventure, performing the much-loved theme on a massive ship while decked out in full pirate gear. Filmed in Dubrovnik, the ship's flags pay homage to the duo's roots, showcasing the love and pride both Luka and Stjepan share towards their homeland and its history.