Videos We Love: Walk Off the Earth Thinks Outside the Box

You know that saying, “If you can make it in New York, you can make it anywhere”? These days, it seems like we could rephrase that as “If you can make it on YouTube…”

Whether you like it or not, YouTube has created a new level of status that can make or break a musician’s career.  And the musicians that are doing it right know that ultimately, creativity is king.

Canadian band Walk Off the Earth impressed us in January with their cover of Gotye’s “Someone That I Used to Know,” in which all five band members shared and played one guitar.  (Click here if you haven’t seen it.)  The video propelled them into viral video history and YouTube celebrity status, gathering more than 80 million views in just a little over two months. Well, now they’re back with yet another amazing cover of Malvina Reynolds’ “Little Boxes,” this time performed in room full of boxes and playing on… yes, boxes.

If you have a few minutes, we definitely recommend checking out the other tunes on their YouTube channel.  Our other favorites include their covers of Adele’s “Someone Like You” and the Beatles’ “From Me To You,” in which they once again share and overlap instruments.  What, you guys only play one instrument at a time?  So five years ago.

What’s the most creative music videos you’ve seen lately? We want to know! Leave a comment below or on our Facebook page!




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