“Bridgerton’s” Vitamin String Quartet Drops Nelly’s “Hot In Herre” Cover (Exclusive)

“Bridgerton” fans who are waiting for season 2 content should keep waiting, because we do not have something like that for you today. But what TheWrap has to share is probably something that will make fans of the romantic Netflix-produced Shonda Rhimes season melt: The exclusive release of the last cover of the Vitamin String Quartet, a classic rendition of Nelly’s “Hot In Herre” .

As viewers will surely remember, the first season of the Regency-era “Bridgerton” set featured organic releases of contemporary pop hits incorporated into the 19th century world, such as Ariana Grande’s “Thank You, Next”, Maroon “Girls Like You” 5 “Shawn Mendes” In My Blood “and” Bad Guy “by Billie Eilish, these pieces were performed by, you guessed it, the Showcase Quartet.

So when you hear the cover of Nelly’s 2002 band, which is released exclusively through the video above, do not be surprised if it makes you think of Simon, the Duke of Hastings (played by Regé-Jean Page), and Daphne (Phoebe Dynevor) took off all their clothes – as they did many times on other VSQ covers in “Bridgerton” season 1

“It’s basically more about what you need to get than the original track and what you need to leave, because you can’t represent all the elements in a string quartet,” said Kathy McMillen, director of the Vitamin String Quartet. “That’s what I like to do when I arrange a quartet. “In this case, I treated the lyrics as a melodic element, even though it is rap, and the hook as its opposite theme. I played with the rhythmic grooves “Herre” and there until it was all there! »

James Curtiss, director of VSQ A&R, added: “Initially this idea came in the middle of a completely different creative discussion. At the end of the day, we love Nelly’s hook, we love The Neptunes production… we just love the song. It’s still fire and we just went for it. We finished with an incredible piece to fall right in the middle of an extremely hot summer! ”

Since the release of “Bridgerton’s” soundtrack, the Vitamin String Quartet says it has seen a 350% increase in DSP streams and a monthly increase of more than 50% in Spotify and Amazon Music.

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