At this point most are likely familiar with Gotye‘s “Somebody That I Used To Know.” The record continues to grow exponentially more popular by the day, even seven-plus months after its initial release. It debuted in July of 2011, and while that may not seem all that long ago, for music it actually kind of was. In this world of blogs, digital downloads and satellite radio, most singles that have staying power either prove immediately that they do or otherwise quickly disappear. If this creeper phenomenon feels all too familiar, blame Foster The People. Their biggest hit to date prompted Confusion to Tweet the following just last month;
Is Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know” the “Pumped Up Kicks” of 2012?
— Confusion (@PigsAndPlans) January 28, 2012
Of course it’s fun to hear a song that you really enjoy, over and over again, but it’s also neat when someone takes a creative approach to remixing it such that your new favorite tune is still awesome, just in a different way. That’s what German musician Oliver Schories did with his version of this year’s “Pumped Up Kicks”. While the O.S. Edit still has the same general character of the original piece, it now exudes a smokey jazz club feel that builds gradually by adding simple sound layers until it eventually peaks with that ultimate brush off lyrical of “…now you’re just somebody that I used to know…”
This work is very clean, and very pleasing to the ears. Stream below or download HERE.