Walk Off The Earth Tag Archive
Remember Walk Off The Earth? That super viral band who covered Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know” with five people playing one guitar, and consequently scored a record deal with Columbia Records? Well, they’re out with a breezy new summer jam and it’s kind of perfect for wading through the last afternoon before a national holiday. Listen to the tune above, and hop down after the jump for our interview with the band back in January, after the fateful viral video dropped.
On January 5, we posted Walk Off The Earth’s cover of Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know” to the O Music Awards Blog, impressed that four members of the band — as well as singer Sarah Blackwood — played the tune collaboratively on one guitar. Today, that video has been viewed more than 10 million times, and the band has tripled its Facebook fanbase. Not bad for an stripped-down, acoustic performance, huh?
Thank ye, viral gods, for the bounty you have bestowed upon us today. About eight hours ago, the band Walk Off The Earth uploaded a beauty of a vid to YouTube, featuring five people playing a cover of Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know” on one guitar.