Hey, remember all those things Gotye said about Glee’s rendition of “Somebody That I Used to Know”? He takes it all back! Sort of.
Gotye took time to clarify his comments during a performance at L.A. alternative station 98.7 yesterday afternoon. Speaking to radio D.J. Kennedy (yes, that Kennedy), Gotye covered his tracks by explaining, ”The nature of using reverb and space in a recording can change your perception of how a sound appeals to you.”
“This xylophone hook in my song is kind of dinky not just in the cover version but the original song,” he continued, before joking: “That becomes the Glee cover I hated and Darren Criss is an asshole.”
The singer went on to compliment the way the show handled his hit. “I thought it was really clever to transpose the song to two guys,” he said. “It was a great idea.”
So, in short: Gotye’s thinks his own song has dinky qualities, Kennedy is still a thing, and Glee always wins.
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