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Watch Chief Keef Perform “Belieber” With a Full Orchestra

By Donna-Claire Chesman on

Audiomack is proud to present the Drill Symphony with Chief Keef performing “Belieber.”

After presenting the Trap Symphony with A Boogie and Migos, Audiomack is proud to present the Drill Symphony with Chief Keef. Always moving music forward, the Drill Symphony was filmed at Henson Recording Studios in Los Angeles, California. Since the 1960s, the studio has been home to recordings from legends like Joni Mitchell, Pink Floyd, Dr. Dre, D’Angelo, and countless others.

With an enchanting ensemble — Summer Swee-Singh on piano, Camille Miller and Yasmeen Al-Mazeedi on violin, Tim Richardson on viola, Eru Matsumoto on cello, and Jon Brick on drums — recording by Jaime Sickora, mixing by John Cleary, and the whole process shot out by Erikson Corniel, Chief Keef’s “Belieber” is given new life.

With pensive keys, “Belieber” lends itself to the Drill Symphony treatment. Where Auto-Tuned vocals largely drove the melody of the original, the languid strings section brings a mystic quality to the Drill Symphony arrangement. Crash cymbals give the track a fresh grandiosity, and where the original “Belieber” was ever so starved for texture, the live percussion gives Chief Keef’s music a reinvigorated heartbeat. With an orchestra to guide the music, drill never sounded so heartfelt.

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