Benee shares lo-fi cover of Gotye’s ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’

The smash hit turns ten this month

New Zealand indie-pop singer Benee has delivered a cover of Gotye’s global hit ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’, featuring Kimbra.

Recorded for Amazon Music, the lo-fi cover sees the singer slow down the track, laying hushed vocals over woozy synths. Benee’s version comes as ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ celebrated its tenth anniversary earlier this month.

Listen to Benee’s cover below:

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Benee released her debut album, ‘Hey u x’, in November last year. NME gave the release a four-star review upon its release, describing it as an “eclectic collection where Benee’s biggest strength is just being herself”.

“‘Hey u x’ is the sound of a pop star who’s resolutely herself and, ultimately, there’s nothing cooler than that.”

Speaking to NME on the album, the singer – real name Stella Bennett – said she “really wanted to take risks on this album and make something chaotic”.

“I always like to inject an element of fun into my music,” Bennett said last year.

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“I can do sad romantic songs, for sure, but I’m not someone who really takes myself too seriously. Songwriting for me is about fusing genres and making a new musical soup every time”.

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