Gotye clarifies ‘Glee’ cover comments: ‘It was clever’


Gotye has clarified his recent comments about Glee’s cover of his song ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’.

The singer said that the cover of his song by Darren Criss and Matt Bomer was “dinky and wrong… like it’s playing to you from a cardboard box”.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Gotye explained his remarks during a private performance in Los Angeles yesterday.

Gotye said, “I thought it was really clever to transpose the song to two guys… It was a great idea.

“The nature of using reverb and space in a recording can change your perception of how a sound appeals to you.”

He went on to say that he had made his comments in reference to “this xylophone hook in my song – it’s kind of dinky not just in the cover version but the original song.

“Somehow, that becomes ‘the Glee cover I hated and Darren Criss is an asshole’.”


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