Before Matt McGuire was inaugurated as an official member of The Chainsmokers, he made his mark on YouTube performing covers and original music on drums. Even now that he’s touring the world, he still uploads from time to time to impress, and he just covered “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X to perfection.
The original, of course, has a country twang on top of a hip hop beat which is what made it so iconic and unique. McGuire takes that and adds a more pronounced percussion section to it which, while it doesn’t make the track more musical in a sense, gives it more of a live performance vibe.
Perhaps one of my favorite aspects of Matt’s video is that you can tell he truly, genuinely enjoys his craft. While covering one of the world’s top songs at the moment may garner him views, yes, he’s still having a ton of fun doing it.
Check out the cover of “Old Town Road” from Matt McGuire below, and catch him on the World War Joy tour with The Chainsmokers later this year.
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