An interview with Sarah Blackwood of Walk Off The Earth

Call me a fan boy, but I love this band!

Walk Off The Earth gained 127 million viewers in four months for their creative YouTube cover of Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know,” which, combined with a score of other wildly imaginative and adventurous DIY vids, earned them a record contract with Columbia and a three-continent world tour.

This summer I caught up with vocalist/guitarist/ukukelist/percussionist Sarah Blackwood to ask about the band’s rapid ascent. The following is an edited version of the interview.

Me: What do you think attracted Columbia Records to you? Was there ONE THING that most impressed them?

SB: We didn't worry about what we did that impressed them. It was completely the other way around. They had to impress us! We knew we had a great future ahead no matter what—with or without them.