Hey, did you know that Glee is still on the air? Apparently it’s still there, teaching important lessons, churning out iTunes hits, and pissing off hilariously wrong-headed Fox News panellists all like it’s still 2009. And, as such, the show is also still enjoying a very uneasy co-dependent relationship with musicians. The latest tunesmith to take a shot at the Fox behemoth is Gotye, the Australian singer whose taken American charts by storm the past few months and appeared on SNL a few weeks ago to teach us all how to pronounce his name. Recently, Glee did a version of Gotye’s international hit “Somebody That I Used to Know” and, apparently, the singer wasn’t thrilled with the result.
Gotye spoke to Australia’s The Sunday Mail about the song’s history and success and, in the article, took a quick shot at Glee‘s version:
“Glee gave the song a huge boost, but Gotye has mixed feelings about the version.
‘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,” he said.”
Gotye also talked to the Herald Sun where he went on to call the version “Dinky and Wrong.”
Check out both versions of the song, Glee‘s and the original music video below. I’m no vocalist so I can’t really judge the too. I do know that only one of these videos has cool stop-motion animation and the singer Kimbra naked. So there’s that.
(h/t Entertainment Weekly)
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