Friday, September 7, 2012

Gotye - Somebodies: A YouTube Orchestra

Gotye's song 'Somebody That I Used To Know' seemingly took over the world and the Internet awhile back.  Besides being played everywhere that had a set of speakers, it also resulted in an innumerable amount of interpretations and cover videos (just search on YouTube for 'Somebody that I used to know.').  In a very meta moment, Gotye has created their own mashup of all the fan-made cover versions to produce 'Sombodies: A YouTube Orchestra.'  As Gotye says: '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.

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It's almost like a snake eating it's own tail...an internet meme that's turned inward to devour itself.  Bizarre.  This was directly inspired by the one of the founding fathers of the video mashup, Kutiman and his iconic 'Thru-You' project.  Somebodies is a beautifully done piece of video and a nice way to highlights the breadth of creativity from both Gotye and the various fans who took the time to create their own versions of the song.  Check it out below (and apologies for resurfacing a song that's likely been stuck in your head and heard thousands of times already in the past year).