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YouTube sensation Luna Lee isn’t your regular, run of the mill YouTube cover artist. For one, she’s not rocking a guitar or hanging out behind a drum kit; two, she absolutely shreds her weapon of choice, amassing several million hits with her unique and absolutely stellar interpretations of your favorite rock classics. So what’s the secret?
A traditional Korean string instrument, the gayageum has been home to covers like Luna’s take on AC/DC’s “Back In Black,” bringing something delicate and fiercely unique to a song we swore we’ve heard performed every way possible. Seen here in a 2015 video tearing up the 1980 AC/DC classic, Luna is a force to be reckoned with – fleet fingered and deliberate in her movements, she crafts something both familiar and foreign at the same time for a final product that makes us want to sit down at her feet and just listen to her play, all the while just asking how the hell she does it every single time.
Fun Fact: The gayageum or kayagum is a traditional Korean zither-like string instrument, with 12 strings, though some more recent variants have 21 or other number of strings.
One of our favorite – and certainly the most original – AC/DC covers in recent memory, get a load of Luna Lee’s absolutely killer take on “Back In Black” featuring her gayageum, this young lady crushes it!