In this newest video cover, musician Laszlo Buring has taken on Coldplay’s hit song ‘Clocks’. He reimagined it as if it were written by Dire Straits. The result is a unique and captivating version of the popular tune that fans of both bands are sure to appreciate.
To achieve the desired sound, Laszlo started by simulating the signature synth sound from Dire Straits’ ‘So Far Away’ with his guitar. He kept the song in the same key but lowered the vocal register to better fit Mark Knopfler’s voice. He also added subtle harmonies in the chorus and slowly built up the drums, increasing the volume after the first chorus.
Following the original song’s structure, Laszlo added a bridge section after the second chorus, with a key change. This gave him the perfect opportunity to showcase his guitar skills, adding a “Brothers in Arms” style guitar solo to finish the song off. For this, he switched to his Les Paul and added some distortion to achieve the desired sound.
In terms of instruments, Laszlo used two different guitars for this cover. The first was a Fender Vintera Stratocaster, which he used for the rhythm guitar parts. The second guitar was the Epiphone Les Paul Classic, which he used for the guitar solo.
Overall, Laszlo’s version of ‘Clocks’, is reimagined as if it were written by Dire Straits. It’s an impressive and unique take on the song. His attention to detail and use of different guitars to achieve the desired sound. That is a testament to his skills as a musician. We look forward to seeing what he does next.