In what is being called “an epitome of romance”, a video of a young man playing the song Smoke on the Water by the rock band Deep Purple on his guitar to surprise his wife on her birthday is giving netizens birthday goals. Shared on Twitter by a user named Dan White, the 30-second clip portrays a woman who strolls the gallery covered in flower petals and candle lights as she spots her husband singing the Machine Head album’s cover sitting in the bed.
The clip that has amassed over 99.1k views explained in the caption that the man had been learning the instrument for almost 11 months in order to surprise his wife. Further, it revealed that Dan, perhaps, never held a guitar before as users were quick to point out that he was a beginner. However, they said that he totally “deserved an award for the beginning also.”
I spent the last 11 months secretly learning guitar so I could surprise my wife on her birthday. pic.twitter.com/4tiPtKb4KH— Dan White (@atdanwhite) May 18, 2020
will you play my wedding? this is my fiancées favorite song!!— Jake from State Farm (@jakewears) May 18, 2020
John Mayer could never— mementomoray (@mementomoray) May 18, 2020
Nither choud hendrix— beau renleo (@verycoolboi) May 18, 2020
A for the effort ....i guess...— Dr.Biscuit (@Limping_Biscuit) May 18, 2020
You had me at cross necklace— Irving Cares (@DLGFTW) May 18, 2020
PLAY DESPACITO NEXT— Seán (@sean_witha_fada) May 18, 2020
Good god I thought that was Todd howard— Zayza (@Zayzaplaygame) May 19, 2020
Of course I like it. That’s me in the video— Max Dylan Ash (@mynameisntdave) May 19, 2020
Thats adorable. <3— birdzplz (@Miseljic1) May 18, 2020
is that smoke on the water? i can’t deal— Claudia (Michael Shannon stan) (@thewaitisogre) May 18, 2020
This is how it’s done. 💜— The Deep Purple Podcast (@DeepPurplePod) May 18, 2020
With nearly 6.7k likes, the video is being widely shared as women commented that he “is a real man” as he could be seen making efforts, while others wrote, “when someone can recognize a song, that is smoke on the water from the tune, it is then you know your hard work has paid off. Congrats.” “Thank you for always bravely showing us what a REAL MAN is: thoughtful, vulnerable, and putting work into his relationship every day,” wrote a commenter appreciating the choice of song and Dan’s gesture on his partner’s big day.
In the video, Dan’s wife could be heard chuckling as she opens the door and finds her hubby performing Ian Gillan’s popular number. The song is termed as the “love song” in the rock n roll world, however, interestingly, it was inspired by the roaring casino fire in the lakeside Swiss town of Montreux, Switzerland. Deep Purple band members, who were present in Montreux at the time, were forced out of their rooms by the fire. The British rock band later compiled the song on the memories of the incident.