Gotye Slams Glee Cover: “It Was Ultra Dry”

Truth rating: 8

By Shari Weiss



The verdict is in: Gotye was not happy with the recent “Glee” cover of his hit song “Somebody That I Used to know.”

The Australian singer reportedly said the rendition, which featured series regular Darren Criss and guest star Matt Bomer performing the song, was “ultra dry.”

“They did such a faithful arrangement of the instrumentals, but the vocals were that pop ‘Glee’ style, ultra dry, sounded pretty tuned and the rock has no real sense,” Gotye told the Sunday Mail.

The musician, whose real name is Wally de Backer, went on to say the track sounded “like it’s playing to you from a cardboard box.”

Gotye is hardly the first musician to diss the show.

The Foo FightersDave Grohl and members of Kings of Leon have also made it known they aren’t fans of the FOX show.

Check out the clip below, and tell us if you agree with Gotye’s criticism.

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