Gotye Crafts Elaborate 'Somebody That I Used to Know' Mashup (Video)

“I couldn't resist the massive remixability that such a large, varied yet connected bundle of source material offered," the singer wrote of the dozens of covers he used to create the piece.
 

This is Gotye’s answer to all of those Jedi masters, disillusioned Obama voters and aspiring musicians who have taken a stab at “Somebody That I Used to Know.”

The Belgian-born Australian musician painstakingly remixed dozens of covers of his most popular song into “Somebodies: A YouTube Orchestra,” a mashup video that could be the cover to end all covers.

“Reluctant as I am to add to the mountain of interpretations of Somebody That I Used To Know seemingly taking over their own area of the internet, I couldn't resist the massive remixability that such a large, varied yet connected bundle of source material offered,” Gotye wrote on his YouTube page.

VIDEO: Glee's Performance of 'Somebody I Used To Know'

To create the mix, he added no extra instruments, but did utilize “EQ, filtering, pitch-shifting and time-stretching” tools to make it all fit together.

Even though the musician appears to have a complicated relationship with “Somebody That I Used to Know” (in April he criticized Glee's cover of it, and also said he was somewhat sick of the song), he apparently has a soft spot for the large crop of YouTube covers that have popped up.

“Thankyou to everyone who has responded to Somebody That I Used To Know via YouTube,” he wrote. “It's truly amazing!

Watch the video below.

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