'Bridgerton's' Vitamin String Quartet Drops Cover of Nelly's 'Hot In Herre' (Exclusive)07/08/2021
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“Basically it’s more about what to take from the original track and what to leave out since one can’t possibly represent all of the elements within a string quartet,” Vitamin String Quartet arranger Kathy McMillen told TheWrap of the new cover. “That’s what I love doing when arranging for quartet. “In this instance I treated the verse as a melodic element, even though it’s rap, and the hook as its contrasting theme. Played around with the rhythmic grooves ‘Herre’ and there till it was all there!”
James Curtiss, VSQ’s director of A&R, added: “Initially this idea came up in the middle of a totally different creative discussion. At the end of the day, we love Nelly’s hook, we love The Neptunes production… we just love the track. It’s still fire and we just went for it. We wound up with an incredible track to just drop right in the middle of a super-hot summer!”
Since “Bridgerton’s” soundtrack release, Vitamin String Quartet says it has seen a 350% increase in streams across DSPs and grown monthly listeners by more than 50% on Spotify and Amazon Music.
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