Take that, sneezing panda!

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With deadpan neo-Victor-Borge’s musical humor Peter Gabriel and Blonde Kimbra clones with rest of Walk off the Earth and artistry yield a new definition of multiinstrumentalism.

I came in late on this – on 11th February 2012. By then the Walk off the Earth‘s cover of Gotye‘s Somebody That I Used to Know already had gained the 51.768.523 YouTube views (or around that number): Almost 50 million views in a month’s time. If the viewing continuous at that rate they will go past the sneezing panda later this year.

The Burlington, Ontario-based Walk off the Earth band has numerous humorous YouTube videos of cover versions, often involving flying instruments and competent playful multiinstrumentalism, such as Adele’s Someone like you, Beatles From me to you cover or some video trick(?) as in Rihanna’s Man Down or loop-soloing by Gianni Luminati in Roll Up, who also plays the the theremin.

Gotye’s original is more than half a year ago, but it wasn’t until Walk off the Earth‘s version that I heard of it, and now it runs on the playlist in radios of Denmark. If you look on its YouTube viewing statistics you will see an increase in slope around the release of the Canadian cover. His bank account probably thanks Burlington.

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