Tuesday, April 24, 2012
It seems that Gotye didn't care for Darren Criss and Matt Bomer's version of his hit song "Somebody That I Used To Know"...
The Belgian-born Australian artist criticized Darren Criss and Matt Bomer's cover of the runaway hit, telling the Sunday Herald Sun that the show "made it sound dinky and wrong."
"They did such a faithful arrangement of the instrumentals," the singer admitted. "But the vocals were that pop 'Glee style,' ultra-dry, sounded pretty tuned."
Perhaps not coincidentally, the Gotye song reached the top of Billboard's Hot 100 in its fifteenth week on the charts -- which was the week directly following the "Glee" episode.
To be honest, I had never heard of the song until I saw it on Glee that week and I really enjoyed it.
And because I enjoyed it, I went online to see the artist's version as well...
To be honest, I like them both equally and for different reasons.
Gotye's version is visually interesting, but I thought Glee's version used it in a great way to express two brother's emotionally broken relationship.
So, I think Gotye should just shut his pie-hole and be grateful that people enjoy his music at all now and that, more than likely, it's because of that version of his song on Glee.
Otherwise, musicians with bad attitudes often become somebody that we used to know.