Last week, as we reported, Gotye became the first Australian since Savage Garden to score a #1 US single for his runaway hit “Somebody That I Used to Know.”
Goyte overtaking Fun at the top of the charts was probably thanks in part to a Coachella performance, an SNL appearance, as well as a plug for the track on “Glee” all coming in the same week. But the indie crooner turned chart-dominating pop star was not psyched on the “Glee” cover that no doubt helped push him over the edge.
According to Contact Music:
He tells Australia’s The Sunday Mail, “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. It made it sound dinky and wrong.”
Dinky. There you have it. You’ve got to hand it to Gotye—as far as disses goes, “dinky” is under-used. Hey, at least the arrangement was faithful.