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Gotye Not Impressed By Glee Performance

Written by John Ritchie on April 23, 2012

Despite the fact it helped his song Somebody That I Used To Know rocket to number 1 on the US Billboard charts, Gotye wasn’t too impressed by Glee’s rendition of his hit song. Speaking with the Courier Mail at Coachella about the Glee version, which was performed by Darren Criss and guest star Matt Bomer, Gotye said:

“They did such a faithful arrangement of the instrumentals but the vocals were that pop Glee style, ultra dry, sounded pretty tuned and the rock has no real sense, like it’s playing to you from a cardboard box…It made it sound dinky and wrong”

When asked how he felt about being the first Australian to crack the number 1 spot in the US in over a decade, he said:

“I wrote the song and everything else has been a series of surprises. In a way, after you’ve made a record, you’ve made it and everything else that happens feels like you are a bystander … It is kind of surreal.”

GLEE – ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ By Gotye

(Via Herald Sun)

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