“In a way, after you’ve made a record, you’ve made it and everything else that happens feels like you are a bystander … It is kind of surreal,” Gotye told The Courier-Mail of “Somebody That I Used To Know.” When asked about the cover of his No. 1 hit that appeared on Glee, he didn’t have many positive things to say.
“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,” said Gotye. “Like it’s playing to you from a cardboard box.”
“It gets to a point where it starts to feel a bit self-conscious, and I don’t want to hear any more people doing something with this,” he said. “I don’t always look at all of the parodies and covers that people send me.”
Well, if you didn’t want to hear everyone cover your song, maybe you shouldn’t have made it so fucking catchy.
On that note: