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Music You Should Know - Taking that Leap of Faith
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All Time Low and Lindsey Stirling took the leap of faith and look at where they are now!

 

Lindsey Stirling Ft. Rooty & Zedd  - Love's Just a Feeling

 Lindsey Stirling burst into the scene when America's Got Talent roared into its 5th season.  There, Stirling's ballet paired with her violin skills earned her a spot into the live shows, but the judges condemned her for being  too showy and complicated with her act. She was subesquently voted off and child opera singer Jackie Evancho won the whole thing, but Stirling's the one who came out on top in the end.

Because she never gave up.  Even though Piers Morgan, who was a judge at the time, told her to pick a new hobby.

This hip-hop violinist has since come out with 2 albums and both reached the top 10.  On top of that, Stirling launched several successful tours and had songs make it onto the billboard charts and radio including "Shatter Me" and "Crystallize."  She also made Forbes' 30 Under 30 In Music. She also won 2 Billboard music awards, 3 Streamy awards. 2 YouTube awards, and 1 Shorty award.

Also, her YouTube channel recorded over 1 BILLION hits.

She also has a top 10 New York Times best-selling book, with her autobiography, "The Only Pirate at the Party."  And this is her advice to those too afraid to take that leap of faith:

"Pirates don't take orders or ask permission,... They do what they want. Allow me to clarify. If your mom asks you to do the dishes, do not pull out your pirate attitude. But if someone tells you you’re not good enough, says your dreams are too lofty, or claims there is no room in showbiz for a dancing violinist — well then, by all means, pull out your eye patch, my friend, and take to the high seas"

So, if someone tells you you aren't good enough, think of Lindsey Stirling and the faith she had in herself to keep going.  Because look where she is now!  Teaming up with Zedd, no less!

 

 

All Time Low - Good Times

 

This song is an autobiographical take on the band's origins.  It also happens to be the first song that was written and recorded for their 7th studio album, Last Young Renegade. Apparently, if they didn't write Good Times, the entire album wouldn't exist!

Frontman Alex Gaskarth explained why that is:

“Writing this song set us on a path that would lead to this world of night drives, rain-slicked streets, and the neon hum of a small town fit for escaping.”

The band explains that this song looks back on their hopes in dreams they all had when they decided to pursue music professionally.  So, once they graduated high school, they decided to keep up with music and didn't pursue a college education.  Instead, they wanted to see how far they could go with their career.

Gaskarth explained the reason behind this song:

"It was a very reflective song.  We are talking about our younger years and how we took that leap of faith leaving high school, going straight into the band, leaving Baltimore and all of those comforts we knew back then to take chances in doing what we love. It's a message to anyone out there who has doubts about taking that step, whatever that may be for them,"

And look where that alternative route got them, seven successful albums, millions of adoring fans, and a successful music career.

So, will you take the leap of faith?

 

 

 

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