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I chose to Scoop this video because of the fantastic rewriting it portrays from an original material that is more demoralising than inspiring, transforming it into a true source of light and inspiration. The original song from which this cover is taken is Rihanna's "We Found Love", that can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tg00YEETFzg, with its lyrics available here as well: http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/rihanna/wefoundlove.html. Rihanna is a singer from Barbados with a stunning voice; yet her performances and video clips are highly polemical: overloaded with the darkest aspects of celebrity life, such as the excesses of materialism and nudity, narcissistic regardlessness, drug and alcohol abuse, and so forth. In any way, be it for publicity, aggressive expressivity, or artistic sarcasm over her peers' or her own lifestyles, Rihanna's work is undoubtedly always controversial and not exactly uplifting for the spirit of the viewer. This very same video, "We Found Love", deals about the subject of excessive and unhealthy emotional co-dependency in a couple in which both members are, at the same time, incapacitated of normal behaviour by drug abuse.
On the other hand, here is this video, performed by Lindsey Stirling et al., made possible because of the work of VenTribes, a company devoted to gathering people together for a new way of social promotion and interaction: http://www.linkedin.com/company/ventribe-limited. They have taken just a few of the original lyrics and have changed the meaning completely, replacing the chorus "We found love in a hopeless place" with: "We found love in a holy place"; and "We found love in a whole new place". As one can see in the video, the final result is truly touching! Lindsey Stirling is a violinist, dancer, performance artist and composer from Santa Ana, California, who participated in the 5th edition of America's Got Talent in 2010, where she was known as the "hip-hop violinist". She has become really famous on the net, not only because of her delightful and amazing videos of herself playing and dancing at the same time, like this one, "Crystallize": (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHjpOzsQ9YI); but also for her funny and deligthful tributes to world famous video games like "The Legend of Zelda" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3KUyPKbR7Q); "Pokemon" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99ZYIECx1Vw); the "Assassin's Creed" saga (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOg8Cz9yfWg); or, together with Peter Hollens, "Skyrim", amongst many others (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSLPH9d-jsI). Again with Peter Hollens, she has also made her own personal tribute to the TV series "Game of Thrones" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUgAgfO-16s), and to "The Lord of the Rings" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQiNVk_u0po), amongst many, many other tracks.
Apart from Lindsey Stirling, another magnific example of a whole new style in music development based on gathering people together, from many different parts of the world (and greatly helped, in the process, by the new technologies) is Playing For Change, founded in 2005 by Mark Johnson and Roger Ridley, and whose objective is to promote worldwide peace and understanding via the universal language of music: http://playingforchange.com/. Remarkable examples of their work are their video "Stand By Me" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiPzU75P9FA, with lyrics available here:
, with its lyrics here: http://www.songlyrics.com/playing-for-change/one-love-lyrics/); and "What A Wonderful World" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBJchCPECJs, with the lyrics available here: http://natureandus.wordpress.com/2013/01/11/playing-for-change-what-a-wonderful-world-lyrics/), amongst many others.