The advent of YouTube has led to some amazing things over the past few years, from thefoodreviewer (which was then parodied by Community) to Gangnam Style and of course everything in between. Part of this new YouTube-led cultural movement has been for musicians to help kickstart their now-burgeoning careers by posting YouTube videos that will attract an audience. I mean, hell, this is where Justin Bieber came from, so yeah, it definitely does work for some people, although for most it is a bit less exciting.
Covers of video game music have been around for a long time, as I remember downloading low quality MP3s from a band called Minibosses back in 2000 and thinking it was the greatest thing ever to hear someone play the main theme from The Legend of Zelda on guitar. It seemed like a match made in heaven and from there we’ve only seen more and more people taking to the internet to cover video game songs. It was, in part, what helped violinist Lindsey Stirling (who was on America’s Got Talent as well) to really break through, as her covers of Zelda, Skyrim, Assassin’s Creed and Pokemon songs helped her to find an audience with gamers, now there is another violin-wielding girl looking to do the same, Taylor Davis.
Davis has been doing the YouTube thing for a while now, even covering some game stuff like Chrono Trigger, Metal Gear Solid, Final Fantasy, Journey. I think you get it, she’s a real nerd’s nerd when it comes to YouTube violin covers, even though she doesn’t have the flair for dance like Stirling does, she’s really digging deep for her covers, which is rad. So this is her rendition of Song of Storms from Ocarina of Time.