Dave Monk is back again with another awesome guitar video. In this clip, Dave performs his rendition of the hit song by UB40 ‘Can’t Help Falling in Love.’
He performs on a ‘Burns Marvin’ guitar with a great tremolo. Dave adds some reverb to the mix, and it sounds lovely. Through verse 1 and the chorus, Dave plays alone without his usual sidekick (which happens to be himself!).
Midway through the tune, Dave doubles himself in the video and the second Dave adds a nice harmony part. The two guitars of Dave Monk sit in front of a psychedelic red background. He uses the backing track to the UB40 version with a reggae feel.
The camera shifts back and forth between each Dave. There’s even a little call-and-response guitar part that Dave pulls off with his body double! Typically, the two Dave’s are sitting apart, but this time, there’s some overlap created by the special effects team.
‘Can’t Help Falling in Love’ was also a hit for Elvis in his 1961 film ‘Blue Hawaii.’ The melody for the song was borrowed from a French love song from 1784.
It was also recorded by UB40, a British reggae group, in 1993. Both versions were massive hits, and the song itself was voted #403 on the ‘Greatest Songs of All-Time’ by Rolling Stone Magazine.
Dave’s channel has gained millions of views over the years. His guitar technique and video editing make this an enjoyable performance video. Another job well done by Dave Monk!