Gotye Creates Epic New Single from YouTube Covers [VIDEO]

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August 12, 2012 by Volamoot at Mashable!


Looks like even Gotye knows his song, “Somebody That I Used to Know,” is an overplayed, viral sensation that has spawned an entire genre of YouTube covers. So the singer decided to acknowledge the hundreds of piano-playing, harp-plucking, and guitar-strumming fans who paid tribute to the catchy tune.

How? He made a whole new song from the covers.

Gotye calls it “Somebodies,” and it’s just as annoyingly awesome as the original. He’s one of the first artists to take covers of their own song, and create new music. Talk about crowd-sourcing talent.

SEE ALSO: What Happens Every Time Gotye Starts Playing

When Gotye posted the video on YouTube, he wrote, “Reluctant as I am to add…
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