Close
BRAND NEW ON E!
Music Channel - Category Header 920x60

News/ 

Gotye Backtracks on Glee Diss, Calls Song Cover "Clever"

Goyte, Darren Criss Getty Images/WireImage

Gotye has changed his tune when it comes to dissing Glee's take on his chart-topping hit.

Just days after slamming Darren Criss and Matt Bomer's cover of "Somebody That I Used To Know" as "dinky and wrong," the 31-year-old Australian indie rocker is praising their version as "clever."

MORE: Glee Trash Talking: Gotye Slams Song Cover as "Dinky and Wrong"

At a private performance at Sayers Club in Hollywood Monday, Gotye referred to his comments about the Fox dramedy, saying, "I thought it was really clever to transpose the song to two guys...it was a great idea," according to the Hollywood Reporter.

That's a huge leap from his previous comments to the Sunday Herald Sun, in which Gotye said the Glee cover sounded "like it's playing to you from a cardboard box."

So what gives?

MORE: Five Things to Know about Glee's Whitney Houston Tribute

According to Gotye, the media took his comments out of context.

"This xylophone hook in my song -- it's kind of dinky not just in the cover version but the original song," Gotye explained to the crowd. "That becomes the Glee cover I hated and Darren Criss is an a--hole."

When he was first asked about Glee's cover of the song, Gotye told the Sunday Mail, "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," among other things.

PHOTOS: Glee Super Gallery: The Best Photos and Quotes

RELATED VIDEOS:

FROM AROUND THE WEB
MORE ON EONLINE

Ouch!

Katy Perry pierces her nose—watch what happens!