Offline, it’s been nearly impossible to avoid “Somebody That I Used to Know,” the infectious breakout hit for Australian singer Wally De Backer, better known as Gotye.
And online, it’s been equally as difficult to avoid the hundreds of covers that have popped up on YouTube.
Although “Gotye supercut” may not interest you immediately, it will probably help to know that this one was crafted by none other than Gotye himself.
“All audio and video in Somebodies is from the YouTube user videos featured, each of them a cover or parody of Somebody That I Used To Know. No extra sounds were added to the mix, but I used some EQ, filtering, pitch-shifting and time-stretching to make the music,” says Gotye.
It’s somehow done the impossible and made an overplayed song fresh again. Check it out below:
“I avoided using any existing remixes of the song, or any covers from tv talent shows. As comprehensive and extensive as I tried to be with my downloading of source videos, I know there are many clips that I missed. Tay Zonday’s cover for instance, no internet mashup should be without him.”
Good work, Wally. For a full list of all of the YouTube covers he used in the supercut, you can check out his blog.