Rita Ora Covers Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know”
Roc Nation’s newest signee Rita Ora loves doing covers — check out her unique take on The Throne’s “No Church In The Wild — and at a show at the Gramercy Theater on Tuesday (June 12), the British singer put her spin on Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know.” Unfortunately, the video ends before we find out if anyone came out for Kimbra’s part.
We think Rita’s voice sounds lovely here, even though she’s oversinging the song with too many vocal runs. Ultimately though, the pop-song-of-the-mo is no longer Gotye’s single, which was so April 2012 — now it’s obviously Carly Rae Jepsen’s chart-topping “Call Me Maybe”. So do that one next, maybe? We know it’s sure to be superior to Collin Powell’s tuneless cover.