Dallas String Quartet have shared an uplifting instrumental rendition of "Flowers" by Miley Cyrus. Dallas String Quartet, also referred to as DSQ or DSQ Electric, is an American classical crossover ensemble founded in 2007 by composer and violist Ion Zanca. A fusion of contemporary classical and pop music, DSQ is referred to as “Bach meets Bon Jovi” and is compared to artists like Lindsey Stirling, Vitamin String Quartet, Brooklyn Duo and 2Cellos. They use both traditional and electric strings performing as a quartet with the full accompaniment of drums and guitar and are known for their eclectic renditions of everything from Guns N’ Roses “Sweet Child O’ Mine” to Shawn Mendes to Camila Cabello’s “Señorita” to their collaboration, “You Are The Reason,” with The Piano Guys. Their latest offering is a graceful rendition of "Flowers", which features soaring instrumentation in the characteristically modernized classical style of DSQ.
Dallas String Quartet (DSQ) has released their latest classical crossover cover and music video, “Flowers.” Through their signature electrifying instrumentation, lush string arrangements, and elegant compositional nods to their classical roots, “Flowers" is an upbeat and elegant, instrumental version of the #1 hit. Bright and inspiring, this track is a dreamy fit for studying or improving one's focus, a spring event and is a perfect representation of when pop goes classical. The release comes with a refreshing new visual that features an engaging, high energy performance of the track throughout.
“Flowers has a simple and beautiful melody that everyone can relate to and enjoy,” says Ion Zanca, founder of Dallas String Quartet. “The rhythm is catchy and the harmonic structure reminds me of a classical piece. The beautiful lush sound of the strings was perfect for this arrangement. I love the idea of having a contrasting writing style that could cater to classical music lovers as well as pop music enthusiasts. We start the piece with a choral similar to the chamber music style and soon after switch to a more pop sound with drums, bass and guitar. This contrast back and forth provides listeners with a unique sound and is open for interpretation.”
"Flowers" continues Dallas String Quartet's run of infectious neoclassical releases, providing a refreshing take on the Miley Cyrus hit.