Now TikTok is in meltdown over solo Bach beat-boxing

21 February 2020, 12:21 | Updated: 21 February 2020, 12:26

Guy ‘celloboxing’ on TikTok goes viral
Guy ‘celloboxing’ on TikTok goes viral. Picture: TikTok/kolusola

By Helena Asprou

Bach’s masterpiece for solo cello, mixed with modern beatboxing. *dabs*

Social platform TikTok is all for capturing people’s precious moments and creativity – and this snapshot of a guy ‘celloboxing’ to Bach is one of the latest clips to go viral.

In the video (watch below), we see American cellist, Kevin Olusola, play the opening of the first movement in Bach’s enduring Cello Suites.

Presenting us with the piece’s familiar bobbing, arpeggiated chords, Olusola – also known to his fans as ‘KO’ – takes TikTokkers by surprise as he starts dropping a beat to Bach.

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It’s not the first time we’ve come across the forward-thinking cellist, rapper, singer, record producer (... the list goes on). KO is also an established beatboxer and one-sixth of Grammy-winning a cappella group, Pentatonix.

And now, Olusola is sending the Internet into a frenzy all over again with his unique treatment of cello masterpieces and super-human noises.

Here are some of his previous viral videos, in which he gives a whole new ‘cello-boxing’ take on tracks by Meghan Trainor and Sam Smith:

Lips Are Movin (Meghan Trainor Live KOver) - Kevin Olusola

Stay With Me (Sam Smith looping KOver) - Kevin Olusola