Can someone please tell me why I’m all of a sudden a little obsessed with this guy, and this song:
I know I’m totally behind the times on this one, as the song was released back in 2011. It was #1 in Triple J’s Hottest 100 in 2012, and even though we did appear to have listened to the countdown that year, (I checked my blog history to confirm this!) I guess I just hadn’t heard the song that much at the time so it went under my radar.
Hubs and I listen to Triple J’s Like a Version albums. A lot. We have recently acquired volumes 7 and 8, and Eskimo Joe do a “version” of Somebody that I used to know on volume 7. This is what sparked the obsession. Then I looked up the original and watched the above video clip. About 4 times in a row. Firstly, I don’t normally like covers that sound exactly the same as the original – I figure, what’s the point? Add your own spin! – but I do love that Eskimo Joe have pretty much replicated the awesomeness of the original. And I don’t know what it is about that clip; the simplicity maybe? The close up of his face and his amazing mouth and voice? The fact that he really looks like he’s singing his heart out in the clip? The artwork?
I really don’t know. All I know is that at least a dozen of the half a billion – yes, billion – views of this clip on youtube have been me.
I wake up humming the song every morning, and go to sleep as I belt out the chorus in my head every night. It’s got me good.