Like many I was a big fan of the Gotye song, ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’. And wasn’t it everywhere. It spawned a slew of parodies and covers, in ways that I had not thought of the song.
Well Gotye has taken all these versions and turned them into ‘Gotye – Somebodies: A YouTube Orchestra‘. Absolutely awesome.
Yes this song is not new, and yes it is a cover, but at the moment Hurt by Johnny Cash is buried deep in my head. I heard it a few years ago, but only recently saw the video. It’s rare that a video can further elevate a song, but this is one that does. Vulnerable but so powerful.
Even more poignant with the knowledge his wife passed away only a couple of months later, and he followed just 4 months after that.
Right now i am listening to the new album ‘The Resistance’ by Muse. I willingly admit to be a big fan of Muse, and can clearly remember the first times I heard Showbiz and Absolution. Not to say their other albums are not great, but these two both blew me away. So how does The Resistance compare?
This is a grandiose, ambitious and over to the top album, but not in a bad way. In the Muse way, very theatrical and uplifting. I couldn’t imagine anyone listening not to have a strong opinion, and mine is very positive. Maybe not as initially mind blowing as Showbiz, but I would recommend everyone give it a listen. I know I will listen many times in the weeks and months to come. Some thoughts while listening: a quiet piano recital, Doctor Who, Queen and ‘I want the truth’.