WATCH: Acoustic Wizard’s Rendition of ‘Careless Whisper’ is Mindblowing
You've definitely never heard George Michael's 'Careless Whisper' played like this before, and it's quite possible you've never seen anything played this way before.
When we last saw acoustic virtuoso Alexandr Misko, he blew us away with a showstopping performance of the Michael Jackson classic 'Billie Jean.' Now, he's back with yet another performance of a beloved 80s pop megahit that is even more mindblowing.
I'm a sucker for these all-guitar renditions of songs, and I don't think it's because I'm a guitar player. Okay, that's probably part of it, but watching the all the different methods this guy employs simultaneously to pull this off is a jaw-dropping feat for anyone to watch, not just musicians.
Perhaps the most impressive trick he pulls off in this video is the way he's constantly bending notes and adjusting the scale by using the tuning knobs. I've never seen this tactic employed with so much precision and fluidity. It's so good it has me looking at my guitar, singing, "I'm never gonna play again." Alexandr Misko truly is a master of his craft.
The cover serves as the closing track of his just-released album, 'Beyond the Box,' which you can pick up on iTunes here.
This take on 'Careless Whisper' is pretty amazing, but it's still not my favorite video of someone performing the song (see my fave below). It is a close second though.