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April 24, 2012 / Hallie Madenski

Gotye Unhappy With Glee’s ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ Cover

Australian singer Gotye, whose single “Somebody That I Used To Know” featuring Kimbra went number one in 19 countries, is not happy with the Glee version of his song.

Since Glee has to obtain licenses for music, it’s a little hard to understand what he’s upset about. Was he expecting his voice-clone, Sting, to guest star and cover the song? In that case, I’m sure Darren Criss and Matt Bomer were quite a disappointment.

Gotye (Go-Tee-A) told Courier Mail:

“They did such a faithful arrangement of the instrumentals, but the vocals were that pop Gleestyle, ultra dry, [It] sounded pretty tuned and the rock has no real sense, like it’s playing to you from a cardboard box.”

To the Herald Sun he added that “it made it sound dinky and wrong.” Well, I think the version that guy on SNL did was pretty dinky and powerless, especially the chorus. Good thing he saved face by showing up in that funny digital short.

Another hint that he hates ALL covers? “It gets to that point where it starts to feel a bit self- conscious and I don’t want to hear any more people doing something with this.” 

Maybe Ryan Murphy, Walk Off The Earth  and everyone else should change their numbers and have their friends collect their records?

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  1. Lizzie / Apr 25 2012 4:07 pm

    I don’t like this song!! Its so lameooooooooooooooooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

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