The track ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’, by Gotye, is doing the rounds. Yesterday, whilst having breakfast, I heard it twice on the music system in the restaurant.
It’s a catchy little tune, and Gotye (real name Wouter De Backer), has a stunning voice that is strongly reminiscent of the early Peter Gabriel.
Kimbra, (the New Zealand singer/songwriter who provides the combination second voice/backing vocal on the track) has gorgeous soft/hard/soft vocal qualities, and a lovely pitch.
But as the Gotye/Kimbra version is being so well-promoted throughout the planet, and so widely-received by the mainstream media, I would like to share a different version of the song with you (h/t to @bravenewmalden for the pointer).
This version is by a band called Walk Off The Earth and features all five members of the band playing one guitar.
At the same time.
p.s. How’s your Monday?