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Video: Fun. and Hayley Williams Cover Gotye's 'Somebody That I Used to Know'

May 18, 2012 (8:46 am) GMT
Nate Ruess does the part originally sung by Gotye, while the lead singer of Paramore sings Kimbra's verses in the acoustic performance.

got as their duet partner when covering 's hit single "Somebody That I Used to Know" in a recent gig. sang Gotye's part, while the singer tackled 's.

They did the cover for an acoustic performance at BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge. "I think it went well," Nate told NME. "It was a pretty hectic morning, we were never sure how linking Hayley into the show was going to go, it seemed like a pretty daunting technological task."

"Then, to top it off, Andrew got food poisoning and suddenly we had no piano, which was the base of our original version. The fact that we got through it was unbelievable," he continued.

Although they have performed with Hayley before, the BBC gig marked the first time they really arranged something together. "We've never worked together, she'd always come up and sing with us when we were on tour, so we've sort of worked together," he explained.

"Somebody That I Used to Know":

"We Are Young":


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