Gotye just dissed ‘Glee’ for covering his song

If you turn on the radio right now, chances are you’ll hear Gotye‘s Somebody That I Used To Know (featuring Kimbra), because the song’s actually really good, and also it was covered on Glee, which means now everyone will play it to death while saying how “indie” they are. Well, turns out Gotye is kind of pissed off by this, and he’s going to work his way out of the mainstream by taking a big, steamy dump on Glee for covering his song in the first place. Via Huffington Post:

At least one person isn’t a fan of the Glee treatment of Gotye’s blowout hit, Somebody That I Used to Know: Gotye himself. The Australian singer dissed the song cover in an interview with his native country’s The Sunday Mail, saying, “They did such a faithful arrangement of the instruments 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 later added, “It made it sound dinky and wrong.”

In all fairness, Gotye’s version was actually much better than the Glee version, although both were perfectly good. That being said, it’s kind of douchey to allow a hit show to use your song, make you a bunch of money, and then flip them off as soon as you’ve loaded your pockets with that sweet mainstream money. Not that Glee is some sort of artistic cornerstone of Western Civilization, but still, don’t shit where you eat.

Gotye

Jeremy Feist About Jeremy Feist

Jeremy Feist is an (ahem) entertainer from Toronto, Canada. He writes, acts, and performs on stage, and has been a writer for Popbytes for almost three years now. He lives in Toronto with his boyfriend, his incredibly dumb but cute puppy, and his immortal cat.

Super Fresh Gossip From Around The Web!

Whitney Houston / Yaya Dacosta ANTM's Yaya DaCosta takes on Whitney Houston in Lifetime biopic of the singer's life OMG Blog
Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes 'literally could not be more excited' about their baby Celebitchy
Lea Michele and the Glee cast share heartfelt messages about Cory Moneith :( PopSugar
Hugh Jackman recently shaved his head to play Blackbeard in the Peter Pan movie! SOW
Zac Efron has apaprently been hooking up with Michelle Rodriguez since 2011?! The Blemish
Glee's Becca Tobin's boyfriend, Matt Bendik, was found dead in his hotel room! ICYDK
The day we all haven't been waiting for is here, Paris Hilton has a new single out Celebslam
Oh my word ... this is one red carpet fashion disaster that no one should see! Hollywood Tuna
Watch: Sexy Dolce & Gabbana models hit on you ... while they suck on helium! Oh La La
Someone tell Lindsay Lohan that talk is cheap and actions speak louder than words Evil Beet
Brody Jenner went to Reggie Bush's wedding after skipping Kim Kardashian's wedding! Dlisted