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.

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