Now this little number has been receiving all sortsa praises from celebrities like Ashton Kutcher and Lily Allen. And when I checked out the song after a friend pointed out its existence (thanks Sebastian!), I get what the hoopla’s all about!
Australian singer Gotye, whose real name is Wouter “Wally” De Backer, has been getting rave reviews for his latest album ‘Making Mirrors‘ both in Australia as well as most musically inclined parts of the world. This particular song, ‘Somebody I Used To Know‘, which features another Australia based vocalist Kimbra (who was recently featured as an artist to watch out for in a very recent post of ours), has been certified a whopping 5 times platinum in Australia!
The video’s brilliant, and it chronicles the raw pain of a break-up and all the associated bull-crap that one faces. And Gotye and Kimbra’s vocals are the absolute high point of this song. They soar and compliment each other perfectly!
If you’re into indie or alternative, this is something you’ll totally love. And if you’re not, it’s an effin’ amazing song anyway!
Gotye’s turning out to be one of the most promising exports from down under!