Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Walk Off The Earth



These guys are freakishly good.  The schtick with the five of them on one guitar is just a tiny taste of their musicianship.  They are all so different, so talented.  This is a cover of a Gotye song called "Somebody That I Used To Know".  The original is amazing too.  But Walk Off The Earth has this connectedness among the band members that is almost haunting.  You may have already seen it.  44-and-a-half million views so far.  About a hundred of them are mine.

What do you think?

"Somebody That I Used To Know"
(feat. Kimbra)


[Gotye:]
Now and then I think of when we were together
Like when you said you felt so happy you could die
Told myself that you were right for me
But felt so lonely in your company
But that was love and it's an ache I still remember

You can get addicted to a certain kind of sadness
Like resignation to the end, always the end
So when we found that we could not make sense
Well you said that we would still be friends
But I'll admit that I was glad that it was over

But you didn't have to cut me off
Make out like it never happened and that we were nothing
And I don't even need your love
But you treat me like a stranger and that feels so rough
No you didn't have to stoop so low
Have your friends collect your records and then change your number
I guess that I don't need that though
Now you're just somebody that I used to know

Now you're just somebody that I used to know
Now you're just somebody that I used to know

[Kimbra:]
Now and then I think of all the times you screwed me over
But had me believing it was always something that I'd done
And I don't wanna live that way
Reading into every word you say
You said that you could let it go
And I wouldn't catch you hung up on somebody that you used to know

[Gotye:]
But you didn't have to cut me off
Make out like it never happened and that we were nothing
And I don't even need your love
But you treat me like a stranger and that feels so rough
And you didn't have to stoop so low
Have your friends collect your records and then change your number
I guess that I don't need that though
Now you're just somebody that I used to know

Somebody
(I used to know)
Somebody
(Now you're just somebody that I used to know) [x2]

1 comment:

Emily Whitecotton said...

My favorite element on this video is the bearded guy's flick every few seconds. That's a nice touch. This is really impressive. I can't imagine that kind of coordination of that many people, in that kind of proximity to one another. They really must be super connected. I looked them up on youtube, very cool stuff. The switch offs in their Adele cover of Someone Like You, are super smooth. Good share.