The Canadian four piece band, joined by Sarah Blackwood take a very interesting spin on the current hit, ”Somebody that I Used to Know” by Gotye featuring Kimbra. Now, not only are the vocals delicate, passionate and as amazing as the original song, but the video is what adds to the interest of this particular cover song. If you watch closely, you notice that all five people are playing the one guitar. This entire cover from vocals to rhythm to melody and even percussion are all done, closely together by five people and performed on one guitar.
But don’t for a minute think that a one hit, or one cover wonder is all the band Walk off the Earth has to offer, the fully independent band has plenty of original material available, in addition to a few more cover songs that can be found on their You Tube page and featured on their own webpage. http://www.walkofftheearth.com
In the meantime, enjoy the amazing video and the cover that has even managed to grab the attention of Gotye and Kimbra, and has even received their seal of approval.
Written by Christina Lawler