Gotye has slammed the 'Glee' version of his hit 'Somebody That I Used to Know'.
The Australian singer and multi-instrumentalist's track, which featured Kiwi singer Kimbra, was used in the US TV show earlier this month, but he was less than impressed with the results.
He told Australia's The Sunday Mail newspaper: ''They did such a faithful arrangement of the instrumentals but the vocals were that pop 'Glee' style, ultra-dry, sounded pretty tuned and the rock has no real sense, like it's playing to you from a cardboard box.''
In another interview, the musician - real name Wally de Backer - said: ''It made it sound dinky and wrong.''
The version of the track which appeared in 'Glee' was performed by Darren Criss and Matt Bomer.
'Somebody That I Used to Know' has been a huge hit worldwide, topping the charts in 17 countries, and the musician admitted he finds the success of the track - which he recorded in a home studio on a tiny budget - is ''surreal.''
He added: ''I wrote the song and everything else has been a series of surprises
''In a way, after you've made a record, you've made it and everything else that happens feels like you are a bystander. It is kind of surreal.''
Gotye is one of only four Australian acts to top the US Billboard chart, alongside INXS, Men at Work and Savage Garden.
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