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Bombastic British duo The Big Pink recently stopped by BBc1 Live Lounge. In addition to cuts from recently released sophomore album Future This, the pair covered Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know.” (via Listen: The Big Pink Cover Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know” | Under The Radar)



My current addiction…

Gotye- Somebody That I Used To Know (feat. Kimbra)- official film clip (HD) (by gotyemusic)

"You can get addicted to a certain kind of sadness" - this certainly seems like a lyric from the late Elliott Smith (who wrote a song with the same title), but Gotye’s equally heart-wrenching tune is a different kind of tragic.

Smith’s version comes across as accusatory, with harsh lines like “So when I go home, I’ll be happy to go // You’re just somebody that I used know”, while Gotye seems to be the one who was cut off and struggling.

Interesting to listen to the similarities and differences in the two songs. Gotye will definitely be on my playlist for quite a while.

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