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.
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”.
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 Noise11.com interview with Kimbra: