The double-edged sword of success seems to have cut right through Gotye as he spoke of his disappointment to Australian news outlets about Glee’s rendition of No. 1 single “Somebody That I Used To Know.” In a conversation with The Courier-Mail, Gotye states:
"They did such a faithful arrangement of the instrumentals, but the vocals were that pop Gleestyle, ultra dry... [It] sounded pretty tuned and the rock has no real sense, like it's playing to you from a cardboard box."
Speaking with the Herald Sun he also adds that Glee "made it sound dinky and wrong.” The cover track, performed by Darren Criss and guest star Matt Bomer so far has over 8.6 million views on YouTube, but Gotye doesn’t see it as positive publicity, stating. "After you've made a record, you've made it, and everything else that happens feels like you are a bystander."
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