"This album will really put them in the forefront of what's going on, they are unique, there's no one like them out there, says major fan Elton John. "Whenever they play a live show with me, they open the show. I've never heard an opening act get a standing ovation after every song...because no one has seen things like this before."
The 2CELLOS' career received a substantial boost in 2012 when they performed "Smooth Criminal" with actress Naya Rivera's character "Santana" in Glee's Michael Jackson tribute episode. It was the first time that the blockbuster hit show featured an instrumental group as the guest artist. While on set they struck a friendship with Rivera, who appears on the new release on their inspired rendition of Muse's "Supermassive Black Hole." "We love Naya's sexy voice - it's perfect for this song!" says Hauser. "We recreated Muse's amazing guitar riff on the cello and by using different sound effects, we gave this traditionally classical instrument a more contemporary, rock sound."
Their acclaimed 2011 debut featured the duo's unique spin on hits by Guns N' Roses, Nirvana, U2 and Kings of Leon. After national television appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The Ellen Degeneres Show, 2CELLOS appeared on the monster hit TV show Glee in January 2012. Their performance of "Smooth Criminal" (with Naya Rivera) debuted at No. 10 on the Billboard Digital Songs Chart and catapulted their debut album on to the Billboard Top 200 Chart.
"We're extremely happy to have collaborated with such great guest artists and we believe that this is just the beginning. We've practiced all our lives, and in this project we've succeeded in extending the possibilities of the cello and bringing it to a wider audience," say the 2CELLOS.
Oh, Well (feat. Elton John)
We Found Love
Highway to Hell (feat. Steve Vai)
Every Breath You Take
Supermassive Black Hole (feat. Naya Rivera)
Clocks (feat. Lang Lang)
Bang Bang (feat. Sky Ferreira)
Candle in the Wind
Il Libro Dell 'Amore (feat. Zucchero)