Gotye (aka Wally De Backer) is a clever guy. He’s put together a remix of his own song using covers other people have posted to Youtube.
Gotye’s Somebody That You Used to Know is smashing it globally. You know this because the YouTube covers machine is going crazy, and every bit as viral as the original film clip.
Oh yeah. And Glee did it too.
Still. Nothing beats his own versions.
This is all over Facebook already. But I’m on the farm in Dalby, so can be forgiven for being behind the times.
Also interesting, and related, is the content of the deluxe version of Gotye’s making mirrors, which describes the process of putting together some of his songs.
A few of us went to see Gotye yesterday with “orchestra” at Brisbane’s Powerhouse. It was sensational. The instruments were slightly different to the array in this version from JJJ. But this song was insane. It gave me goose bumps.
As a bonus – here’s Eskimo Joe covering Somebody That I Used to Know.
Pretty excited to be seeing Gotye in Brisbane in October. He’s playing with an orchestra. Should be awesome.
Also, Boy and Bear’s new album Moonfire is the goods. One of the guys in the band is named Killian. I really don’t mind that name, but Robyn has ruled it out for any sons we might have in the future.
I’m really looking forward to the new Gotye album. Here’s his first song: