Can guns be used as musical instruments? Jim Huish of the band Amber’s Drive decided to prove that they sure can, and safely at that. The Nashville musician recently produced a viral video where he uses a pistol, its slide, and magazine as musical instruments to cover Anna Kendrick’s song “Cups” from the movie Pitch Perfect.
“Jim Huish performed ‘The Cup Song’ on a ridiculously cold Utah winter day. Aside from the difficulty of manipulating the guns with frozen fingers, the guns were malfunctioning because of the cold as well,” says the video’s description on YouTube. “Unfortunately the other Amber’s Drive members weren’t here to help. Jim burned through a fair bit of ammo and battled through some tough conditions to pull it off. In the end he came up with a rendition that any Pitch Perfect fan, Amber’s Drive fan, or gun nut would be proud of.”
For comparison, here is Kendrick’s “Cups” video.