Singer Jonathan Kluth Uses His Car as an Instrument in This Great Video for “Squares”

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Aug. 30 2014 12:45 PM

Singer Jonathan Kluth Uses His Car as an Instrument in This Great Video for “Squares”

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Berlin-based singer Jonathan Kluth uses a strange instrument in his video for “Squares”: he plays the door, roof, and dashboard of his car to provide the track’s percussive backbone.

It's an unusual but rewarding choice. “Squares” is a lovely song, one that reaches an uplifting crescendo with the help of some more conventional accompaniment—an acoustic guitar and a violin played pizzicato. The cut is off Kluth’s debut album, Ophelia.

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