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Gotye Doesn’t Have a Problem With Glee: Artist Backtracks, Praises “Clever” Song Cover

If you’re busy deleting Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know” outta your iTunes following yesterday’s off-color remarks about the Glee cover by Darren Criss (Blaine) and Matt Bomer (Cooper)… you might want to give the man behind the tune a minute. Maybe.

The Hollywood Reporter says that, at a performance last night at L.A.’s Sayers Club, Gotye told the crowd that his comments about the cover sounding “dinky and wrong”– as quoted in Aussie papers the Sunday Mail and Sunday Herald Sun – were taken out of context.

The artist explained, “The nature of using reverb and space in a recording can change your perception of how a sound appears to you. This xylophone hook in my song – it’s kind of dinky not just in the cover version but the original song.”

He added jokingly, “[Somehow] that becomes the Glee cover I hated and Darren Criss is an asshole.”

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See that guys? Not the case at all. But just to clarify, Gotye continued, “I thought it was really clever to transpose the song to two guys. It was a great idea.”

Okay, but what about his comment about the vocals being “that pop Glee style, ultra-dry”? That one is a bit harder to explain away.

What do you guys think? Is Gotye doing a legit back-peddle – or is this just a big PR disaster-dodge? Either way, we’re leavin’ both versions of the song in rotation…

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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04.25.2012 / 12:17 AM EDT by Ashley Graham
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