This might very well be an Interweb first.
As pop hits often do these days, Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know” inspired a slew of online covers, with folks both amateur and professional posting their takes, serious and parodic, to YouTube.
What’s different and (likely) groundbreaking is that the Aussie singer-songwriter himself has combed through these various versions of his massive #1 smash and compiled a mega video mashup that is quite extraordinary.
“Reluctant as I am to add to the mountain of interpretations of ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ seemingly taking over their own area of the internet, I couldn’t resist the massive remixability that such a large, varied yet connected bundle of source material offered. ”
Fellow Aussie Darren Hayes tweeted his praise of Gotye’s deconstruction/reconstruction:
— Darren Hayes (@darrenhayes) August 13, 2012