Watch Striking Matches’ guitar-only cover of Kanye West’s “Gold Digger”

The hip hop track gets a slide guitar treatment.

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Country music band Striking Matches have attempted a guitar-only cover of Kanye West’s 2005 hit, “Gold Digger.”

The duo—Sarah Zimmermann and Justin Davis—take on the ambitious task of covering the hip hop song with only their guitars. And it’s a brilliant cover that combines slide guitar, percussive thumps on a dreadnought, and a nimble arrangement.

Striking Matches are currently working with the producer Kennedy  on a new LP that’s yet to receive a title. They’ve described it as “blues-pop,” featuring an amalgamation of their throaty guitar riffs and catchy pop melodies.

Check out the “Gold Digger” cover here:

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