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Gotye Names Favorite Cover Versions, Plans One Himself

Image courtesy of Warwick Backer (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Warwick Backer (via ABC News Radio)

While Gotye 's hit "Somebody That I Used to Know" has spawned a huge number of parody and cover videos, the Australian singer says he may just enter the fray himself and release his own cover video.

Speaking to the Chicago Sun-Times , Gotye promised that he'll be uploading the video before the new North American leg of his tour launches on August 22 in Colorado.  When asked whether his video will be a "spoof of the spoofs," he laughed and said, "I'm being so cagey, I know, but let's say I'll be responding in a way that's true to the spirit of all this."

As for the cover videos that are out there now, Gotye points to one by a guitarist named Mike Dawes as his favorite, saying, "He's got these incredible, alien-like fingers all over the acoustic guitar."  He adds, "There's also a metal one that's pretty hilarious. Full shredding -- I loved it."

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