Gotye Cover Inspires Russell Crowe To Pitch To Walk Off The Earth -
Kimbra - Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Kimbra - Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Gotye Cover Inspires Russell Crowe To Pitch To Walk Off The Earth

by Paul Cashmere on January 9, 2012

in News

Russell Crowe has pitched his songbook to Canadian band Walk Off The Earth after they created a viral hit with their Gotye and Kimbra cover.

Kimbra - Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Kimbra - Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Walk Off The Earth featuring Sarah Blackwood produced and uploaded their version of the Gotye featuring Kimbra song ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ and within days had more than 3 million views on YouTube.

Over the weekend Russell Crowe tweeted, “Check out Walk Off The Earth’s cover of Somebody That I Used To Know. Brilliant”.

He then pitched his own songs to the Canadian band. “@WalkOffTheEarth. A revelation. What a collection of voices. Do you write your own songs? Crowe/Doyle Songbook vol iii on i-tunes,” he added.

Gotye and Kimbra both approve of the Walk Off The Earth version. “I know who to ask for help with acoustic versions of Somebody: Walk Off The Earth. Hilarious and brilliant,” tweeted Gotye on Saturday.

Yesterday Kimbra also commented via Facebook, “Yes, I agree with you all, this is truly amazing. THAT’s team work”.

UPDATE: Ellen awards Walk Off The Earth with Fender guitars and amps

UPDATE: Ellen invites Walk Off The Earth on her show

UPDATE: Watch the Gotye and Walk Off The Earth videos played simultaneously 

MORE: Walk Off The Earth Gotye video gets 7 million views in 4 days

UPDATE: Walk Off The Earth Gotye cover reaches 10 million views

Watch the Walk Of The Earth and Sarah Blackwood (5 people) perform ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ on one guitar:

Watch the original version here:

Watch the Jane Gazzo parody:

Watch the interview with Kimbra:



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