Led Zeppelin’s rock’n’roll legacy strongly lives on in our hearts and minds.
When these rock gods entered the scene, they created waves that would forever help to form and shift the genre going forward. They paved a new way. Some of us grew up with them and some of us grew into them, but the vast majority of us are familiar with their sounds.
Of all of their songs, “Stairway to Heaven” remains their most unforgettable ballad.
This epic song appeared on their 1971 untitled fourth studio album, usually referred to as Led Zeppelin IV.
It is widely regarded by many publications as one of the most popular rock songs of all time. Not only that, both VH1 and Rolling Stone magazine have placed the song in lists as one of the greatest songs of all time.
With such exceptional success, it’s unsurprising that many musicians, young and old, have sought to cover the grandeur of this song.
Whether they seek to play it flawlessly note for note or to develop their own unique interpretation, there is no shortage or disappointment of covers out there.
Take YouTube mega-star Violet Orlandi, for example.
On her channel, she uploads plentiful and colorful covers of the songs she knows and loves.
Her homage to “Stairway to Heaven” has earned her over three million views, 78,000 likes and 3500 comments.
With a honeyed voice, her cover of the song reads like a warm embrace and a cool breeze all at once.
The 25-year-old Brazilian has been singing her entire life—and it shows!
She expands on her passion on her biography page:
“I started singing even before I knew how to talk. My mother was always incredibly supportive, and she was the one who introduced me to music. I must have been around three or four years old, but I distinctly remember listening to Heal the World by Michael Jackson on our vinyl player while my mother and I danced around the living room. My childhood was the ignition of my love for music.”
Orlandi remains faithful to her growing Youtube channel, nurturing her fanbase.
As of right now, she has close to a million followers and remains a beautiful voice that viewers repeatedly turn towards.
“During my teenage years, I started taking singing and guitar lessons and fell in love with rock music. I had a multitude of different bands and projects where I developed my identity as a singer-songwriter. When I graduated high school, I went to study abroad In London and lived there for 5 years, ultimately getting a degree in songwriting.”
Orlandi admits that she’s currently a full-time musician who releases weekly (mostly rock) covers.
And this mesmerizing Led Zeppelin performance takes us right to heaven!
“Music is a strange and wonderful thing that I can’t live without, and I’m fortunate enough to be able to share it with you.”
Orlandi completes the cover with a series of heart-melting, chill-inducing notes that blend the song perfectly. You will want to listen to it again and again!
Check this stellar cover out for yourself in the video below, and if you like it be sure to follow Violet Orlandi across social media platforms to see what she’s up to next.
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