Think five people performing on one guitar is hard? Try it on an instrument five times smaller.
This Gotye parody might finally be the Gotye parody to put all other Gotye parodies to rest (please?). Comedian Eric Schwartz wrote this version of "Somebody That I Used to Know" as meta-homage to his once-favorite single, now bludgeoned to death by covers, parodies, and endless radio replays.
Watch out for the shout-outs to prior versions, including the Star Wars parody, the five-people-playing-one-guitar cover, and a Jewish rendition.
It's a sentiment everyone shares, but by making this version, aren't you just becoming part of the problem?
We know, we know. You've heard both of these songs a million times before, and not even an adorable mashup of the two by Pomplamoose might keep you from rolling your eyes and saying "UGH, not AGAIN" (did you do that? Be honest!) But this arrangement is executed well enough to be worth your time, and the music video defies the obvious visuals by paying homage to the 2009 thriller "The Box" (or possibly "Button Button" by Richard Matheson, the short story on which the movie was based).
The internet has been inundated by Gotye covers ever since "Somebody That I Used to Know" came out. Everything from five people on one guitar to a parody of five people on one guitar has been used, and now we finally have the "one person plays five parts on one guitar" the world has (probably) been waiting for.