When you throw out the phrase “that Gotye song” out there, everyone’s mind instantly thinks of Gotye‘s hit track “Somebody That I Used To Know,” featuring Kimbra. Since its release, the track has been covered numerous times and has even reached #1 on the US Billboard chart. The amount of covers that have been made of this song have reached a ridiculous amount that many people openly complain about it. There are also enough covers out there that CBC music website released what they call their “definitive list of Gotye covers.”
Certainly, many covers of the song have amazed, entertained, shocked, or even bored us. However, there are some that are just so darn impressive, they’re totally worth sharing with the world. For example, take this solo guitar cover of “Somebody I Used To Know” that guitar teacher Mike Dawes uploaded onto CandyRat Records‘ official YouTube channel on June 19th, 2012. The video features Mike Dawes playing solo on an acoustic guitar in a nontraditional fingerstyle technique. The arrangement is simply stunning, which highlights Dawes’ prowess on the guitar. As of June 21st, the cover has approximately 200,000 views on YouTube and has received very positive responses from its viewers.
Watch the cover down below. I promise it’ll impress you.