I think it’s really dope that a group of young classical musicians decided to get together and make an era relevant collaboration with another genre of modern music. What was the inspiration behind the collaboration with Kinetics & One Love’s ” Sign Language “? Also, did you run into any significant difficulties blending the two worlds of ” classical ” & ” pop ” which are two terms that appear the polar opposite of each other? Genre blending is definitely a very sensitive topic. Shattered Glass is most definitely a “classical orchestra”. While we are confident in how versatile we are, to pretend to be something other than that would just be a blatant lie. That said, the inspiration for this collaboration came from a friend of mine introducing me to the original version of the song “Sign Language”. The lyrics struck me in a huge way. The way the heart-wrenching story that is conveyed by Kinetics reminded me almost of an opera story. And with that kind of “operatic” inspiration it was easy for me to arrange this great hip-hop song with strings. We didn’t have to pretend to be hip-hop sampled strings or anything of the sort….