Use Somebody, Kings of Leon Cover Video, Like Paramore
December 8, 2009
Thanks to all of our viewers on day one. After launching our video “Use Somebody” we have had some great results. In-fact, we were blown away by over 200 views in the first 20 hours.
Here are some of the comments from YouTube
Wow! Great vocals and audio mix.
I also like the single lighting source – makes it very dramatic
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Absolutely better than any other cover out there.
Amazing…… love it, love it LOVE IT!!!
Sharon, Eric, Tony, and Tim — You guys did a wonderful job!!!! Time for a reunion show!!!!
What a great take on this song! Absolutely love the cover version of Kins of Leon.
Basically what we are hearing is that people are liking this video better than the Paramore version of Use Somebody done at the BBC. We hope that is true, but that is not what we were going for. We produced this music video for a good friend of ours. Her name is Kim. Due to a medical condition Kim’s life had dramatically changed. So for her 35th birthday she requested that Eric and Sharon Burriola make a video similar to the Paramore video of them covering Kings of Leon’s song Use Somebody.
It can be viewed here:
We recorded this in a few separate locations. Most of the audio recording was done at Metropolis Recording Studios in Corpus Christi, Texas. Various other tracks were recorded in Denver, Colorado and some at Big Box Pro in Corpus Christi. The video was shot at the studios here at Big Box Pro. Oh, except for the drums, Tim Husmann tracked those in Denver. We tried to get as many members of our old band, UPC, involved as possible. We missed Rich Caldwell so Eric had to double up on his duties and play the lead and rhythm guitar parts. Tony Valdez paid us a visit from Austin so he could put his special touch on the bass parts. As always Sharon owned this song when it was all said and done.
Once audio tracking was complete, the files were FTPed up to Jacket Weather studios so David Dreesen could put his special touch on it. He did a wonderful job on the mix and master. At first I thought the mix was too much, too many effects for my likings, but once it settled in I’m really starting to love the mix David put on it.
We hope you enjoy the video as much at we enjoined making it. And for those of you who would like to know… yes, Kim absolutely loved her birthday present. I had a blast working with the old UPC band-mates. We will be working on some other tracks soon.
Big Box Pro Video Productions
Corpus Christi, Texas