'Glee' Preview: Watch Darren Criss and Matt Bomer Sing 'Somebody That I Used To Know' by Gotye
Considering the crazy viral success of "Somebody That I Used to Know" by Gotye, it was really only a matter of time before "Glee" adopted the song in an episode. Sure enough, that will be happening in a couple of weeks, when Matt Bomer drops in for a guest appearance.
Bomer, who is best known for his leading role on "White Collar," will be guest starring in "Glee"s' upcoming episode, titled "Big Brother." Just as the title suggests, Bomer will be playing the older brother of one of the characters, and that character is Blaine, played by Darren Criss.
"Glee" has released a behind-the-scenes preview video interviewing the two actors and revealing a bit of their performance of the now-famous Gotye song. It looks like Bomer and Criss will have at least one other duet as well, a snappier, more upbeat number in the choir room.
"Somebody That I Used to Know" made waves online thanks to its catchy hook and haunting melody, but was also bolstered on social media sites like Facebook thanks to a very watchable cover by Walk Off the Earth, a five-person band who plays the song simultaneously on one guitar.
The Gotye original, which also features UK pop sensation Kimbra, focuses on a failed relationship and the fallout when ties are severed. So it's definitely a different interpretation for "Glee" to have two brothers sing the song to each other... looks like things haven't been so great between Blaine and his big bro.
Check out the preview of Criss and Bomer singing "Somebody That I Used to Know" below, along with the Gotye original and the Walk Off the Earth cover: