I posted that awhile ago, and yeah, its cool but I am pretty certain that the band themselves admitted that the whole “five people one guitar” thing wasn’t recorded as such and is staged and lip-synched.
And strangely, while I like both versions and I used to like WOTE’s better, I gravitate more towards Gotye’s now.
Hey, I want it to be real! I like that song and their version! I’m just saying that I’m pretty sure I read somewhere that the band themselves owned up to the fact that it was set up for the video. I am open to being shown I’m wrong…I’d be happier then anyway.
It’s obviously had a lot of audio retouching done, but I think it was a real recording. At least they did the song again on the Ellen show. It sounds worse than the original version, but is close enough. The middle guy especially sounds a lot worse. Either there was something wrong with his voice in the Ellen version, or there was a lot of autotuning or something similar on him in the original.