Elliott Smith – Somebody that I used to know
Elliott Smith was a great example of a singer/song writer, with a very distinctive vocal style and most of his songs use multi-tracking to overlay vocals and instruments to create awesome harmonies. Somebody that I used to know is from Elliott Smith’s Figure 8 album, released in April 2000. This album is Elliott Smith’s least intimate however it is his most accessible and probably easiest album to listen to. Sadly Figure 8 is also the last album Elliott Smith released before his tragic death.
Smith himself performed all instruments, vocals, and even did the production for Somebody that I used to know; this song is a great example of Smith’s range and talent. Somebody that I used to know was never released as single but has lived on in the soundtracks to multiple TV shows and Movies.