Frontman Matt Walst explains why Three Days Grace covered Gotye’s inescapable 2012 hit.
Released in 2011, Gotye’s airy, mellow break-up song pretty much conquered the world in 2012. “Somebody I Used To Know” hit number one in 25 countries. Twenty-Five. To call the song massively successful would be an understatement. And Three Days Grace are far from the first band to tackle it. In fact, the unique all-on-one-instrument viral cover by Walk Off The Earth helped kickstart that band’s career.
As for 3DG, frontman Matt Walst addresses the cover song choice and the general power of music:
“The first time I heard ‘Somebody That I Used to Know’ I got goosebumps! This has only happened to me a few times in my life. I remember listening to it over and over and just being happy. Music releases a mood enhancing chemical in the brain that can set good moods and peak enjoyment. Music is truly the best drug!”