Back off, “Glee” army: Gotye swears he totally didn’t mean it when he called the vocals on “Glee’s” “Somebody That I Used to Know” cover “ultra dry, sounded pretty tuned and the
rock has no real sense, like it’s playing to you from a cardboard
The Australian singer confessed at a private concert in Los Angeles on April 23 that he didn’t mean to criticize the Darren Criss– and Matt Bomer-sung rendition of his hit. “I thought it was really clever to transpose the song
to two guys … It was a great idea,” The Hollywood Reporter quotes Gotye as saying.
When he mentioned that parts of the tune sounded “dinky and wrong,” he says he was referring to his own version too. “The nature of using reverb and space in a recording can change
your perception of how a sound appeals to you,” he says. “This xylophone hook in
my song — it’s kind of dinky not just in the cover version but the
original song. That becomes ‘the ‘Glee’ cover I hated and Darren Criss is an a–hole.'”
What do you think: Is Gotye backtracking or does he really mean it?