2012/02/03

Selection of original covers of "Somebody that I used to know"


Through wimp.com, I discovered the Canadian band Walk Off The Earth and their admirable take on the song Somebody that I used to know, by Gotye. (Don't miss either the adorable pastiche by The Keys of Awesome)

The original recording and clip by Gotye and Kimbra is awesome as well, with the two voices perfectly expressing the conflict between two souls in a game of "question and answer" between two complementary melodies: sublime!
So when we found that we could not make sense
Well you said that we would still be friends
(..)
But you didn't have to cut me off
Make out like it never happened and that we were nothing
I don't even need your love, but you treat me like a stranger
And that feels so rough

No you didn't have to stoop so low
(...)
(www.metrolyrics.com)

Wikipedia quotes Gotye as "It wasn't a nasty break-up, but it was messy in the sense that we hurt each other more than we needed to because it wasn’t a clean break... "

There are many covers and remixes of the songs, of which I liked only a few for their originality, such as the one from Ingrid Michaelson's Army of Three;

the "A capella" cover by Pentatonix,

the slow version from Jayme Dee,

the Jazzy version of Rita Ora,

the rappy version of Postman,

and the incredible instrumental version from Romeo Cabrera!

Songs about bad break-ups ineluctably bring bitter memories... "when annoying things that you thought you've long forgotten hunts you down in your dreams...and you wake up with a bitter after taste!"


ADDED ON 2012-07-21:

Nice pastiche from Dodo, Dani & Isi


Nice acoustic cover with violin by I Fratelli McFly:
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