Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Pentatonix Covers Gotye

It's only a matter of time before Glee gets their angsty little hands on this, but until then, you can add another entry to growing list of Gotye covers. Pentatonix, an a capela group from NBC's the Sing Off, release their take on the Aussie's infectious "Somebody That I Used to Know."

Better than the original? That'll probably never happen, but it is worth a quick listen. If you were curious how five voices and one guitar could tackle a song with so many strange sounds, subtract the guitar. The kids do alright.

The only way I can explain this rash of covers is that the song itself has a certain quality that makes you want to dive inside it– and what better way to drench yourself in a song you love than by learning to play/sing it–  and it covers a sentiment that's familiar to many.

Whatever the case, I hope you like Gotye, because this guy's nowhere near peaking in the U.S.

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