Kurt Hugo Schneider Turns Coca-Cola Bottles Into Instruments: Videos
It’s one thing to cover a song with musical instruments … but how about bottles and cans?
That’s what YouTube superstar Kurt Hugo Schneider did with two of the biggest songs from last year: Calvin Harris‘ “Feels So Close” (above, with Sam Tsui on vocals) and “Little Talks” by Of Monsters and Men (below, with beatboxing cellist Kevin Olusola). Using only Coca-Cola bottles, cans, and glasses filled with the beverage to achieve different sounds, Kurt really put a creative spin on the popular songs!
Kurt put just as much work into making the videos as he did the cover songs.
“We had to build what we called a ‘Coke-aphone’ – on set,” he explains. “In the films, it’s the instrument that looks like hanging chimes made of glass Coke bottles. It was actually built out of a cabinet in my apartment. I had to disassemble it to get it into my car and to the studio. It took five production assistants and us looking at it over a lunch break to figure out how to reassemble it. It was kind of embarrassing, but fortunately we got it to work.”