Who knew it was possible to play the cello while dancing? On Friday, April 1, Vitamin String Quartet released the music video for their instrumental cover of Robyn’s “Dancing on My Own” – aka the track that plays in Season 2 Episode 4 of Bridgerton as Anthony and Kate dance together for the first time – featuring the band members showing off their moves.
In Bridgerton, the VSQ cover plays the scene where Lady Kate Sharma twirls on the dance floor with Viscount Anthony Bridgerton as she explores her intentions to marry her younger sister Edwina – even though they both secretly know they are madly in love with each other. It’s an incredibly tense moment in the series, but the new music video is anything but.
Instead of matching Bridgerton’s drama – marked by stolen looks and unspoken feelings – the VSQ brought a silly and uplifting tone to Robyn’s classic anthem. Their new video shows members Amanda Lo, Rachel Grace, Lauren Elizabeth Baba and Derek Stein shaking their hips, kicking and whipping their hair in spontaneous and carefree choreography, while playing their violins, viola and cello.
“We had a lot of fun filming this music video, leaning heavily on the song title and going for something really playful,” said project co-director Jessica Apperson. “The video was shot just before we all saw how the song was used in Bridgerton, so it was interesting to see how well it worked in that context compared to what we captured. In the end, I think we all accomplished what we set out to do, create something that sparks joy and will make VSQ fans want to dance!
The quartet has been producing classic covers of modern music for years and have been aboard the Bridgerton soundtrack since the first season. Their covers for the steamy Regency Era romance include Ariana Grande’s “Thank U Next”, Billie Eilish’s “Bad Guy” and Shawn Mendes’ “In My Blood”, and they just released a new album with covers of ” Easy On Me” by Adele and “Good 4 U” by Olivia Rodrigo
Music has been a defining aspect of Bridgerton since the start of the show, on screen and behind the scenes. Abby McDonald, one of the show’s writers, recently revealed that she used Taylor Swift Folklore track “Illicit Affairs” as the inspiration for episode five of the final season, in which Anthony delivers the iconic future line “You are the bane of my existence and the object of all my desires”.
Watch Vitamin String Quartet lend their strings and moves to the Bridgerton version of “Dancing on My Own” below: