Canada’s most famous cover band, Walk off the Earth, have impressed millions with their low-budget YouTube videos covering hits like Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know” and Adele’s “Someone Like You.” The video for “Somebody That I Used to Know” was a massive hit for them — the video has more than 143 million views on YouTube and counting.
Their latest cover video of Taylor Swift’s catchy hit “I Knew You Were Trouble” turns another good pop song into a mesmerizing work of a capella. Add some beat-boxing from KRNFX, and you’ve got a performance that would compel Swift to bow at their feet.
After their Gotye cover went viral, Walk Off the Earth signed a record deal and released an EP of original songs called “R.E.V.O.” Despite the release of their EP, lead singer Sarah Blackwood told the Toronto Star that they’ll still be singing “Somebody That I Used to Know” as long as they can.
She said: “I think if you want to continue as an artist, you have to play the song that people know you for.”
Watch these musical geniuses’ cover of “I Knew You Were Trouble” in the video below.