American violinist plays gorgeous cover of Japanese song
From the song to the setting, everything about this performance was perfect!
Johndel Callora
02.22.21

A musician hailing all the way from Illinois stunned the internet with a unique cover.

In the age of the internet, cross-cultural exchange is more popular than ever—and this video is the latest and best example. In this video, this artist plays a gorgeous violin cover of the theme song from a Japanese show called Fairy Tale.

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Taylor Davis was born on March 20, 1987.

She is an American violinist, arranger and composer who is best known for her violin covers of music from video games which are uploaded on her YouTube channel. Aside from her covers, she also posts performances of her own arrangements of music from films and musicals. On July 2013, she started releasing her own original compositions as well.

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In a video uploaded on her YouTube account, the video starts with Fairy Tail’s guild symbol on the screen as the low humming sound of the violin is being played, its melodious notes softly floating in the air.

As the camera focus shifts, it reveals a vast meadow and an open blue atmosphere. The picturesque scene makes her performance all the more magical—it almost looks surreal.

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The Fairy Tail Theme was originally composed and arranged by Yasuharu Takanashi.

The original version by Yasuharu is played using more instruments and is heavily backed by bass.

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Though the original version is high-energy, Taylor’s rendition is more solemn.

For those who don’t know, Fairy Tail started off as a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Hiro Mashima.

It was serialized in Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Magazine from August 2006 to July 2017. It was later adapted into an anime series.

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Later in Taylor’s arrangement, her violin is accompanied by bass which adds more depth to her performance.

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Taylor started her first YouTube channel under the pseudonym “ViolinTay” on April 29, 2010.

Since then, she has captured both media and people’s attention due to her excellent technique and versatility.

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Throughout the video, Taylor sways along with the rhythm of her violin.

She performs with so much ardor in her eyes, and she has a smile on her face the entire time!

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As the video draws to a close, her performance halts abruptly as everything fades to black.

When the focus returns, Taylor plays the intro one last time as a gentle finishing touch. Since the clip was loaded online, it has been viewed more than 27 million times—and we can definitely see why!

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Needless to say, Taylor is an incredibly talented violinist.

As mentioned, her YouTube channel showcases all kinds of other videos of her performances from virtually every kind of media imaginable. Though she frequently covers songs from video games and anime, she also has a whole host of videos dedicated to TV and movies, Disney covers and much more. In fact, the most popular video on the entire channel is her jaunty cover of the theme song from Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnJ7uOK4nYg

No matter what kind 0f music you like, you’re sure to find some version of it on Taylor’s page—and we definitely wish her all the best with her future performances.

Congratulations to her on all her success thus far! To see the full video of her scenic performance, be sure to click on the link below:

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By Johndel Callora
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Johndel Callora is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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