The Song of the day is by the 31-year old Australian singer Gotye, who became an international sensation with his haunting and favorite song, “Someone I used to know.” Gotye and Kimbra appeared on ‘Saturday Night Live’ on April 14,2012 and they offered audiences a live rendition of their hauntingly good single, ‘Somebody That I Used to Know,’ after this show the success of the song spread around the world. His name “Gotye” is derived from “Gauthier“, the French equivalent of “Walter” or “Wouter”.
“Somebody That I Used to Know” was written and recorded by Gotye at his parent’s house on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria and is lyrically related to the experiences he has had with relationships.
Check it out some photos and videos of the singers Gotye and Kimbra! Enjoy!
“Somebody That I Used to Know” is a mid-tempo indie pop ballad song. It samples Luiz Bonfá’s song “Seville” from his 1967 album Luiz Bonfa Plays Great Songs. The song received positive reception from most music critics, which noted the similarities between the song and works by Sting and American folk band Bon Iver, but said that it was crafted “for the music-buying masses”.
The song won the Triple J Hottest 100 poll at the end of 2011, as well as ARIA Awards for song of the year and best video, while Kimbra was voted best female artist and Gotye was named best male artist and producer of the year. “Somebody That I Used To Know” is the biggest-selling single of 2012, in the UK so far, according to the Official Charts Company.
Gotye Somebody That I Used To Know (Official Music Video)
Gotye performing “Somebody That I Used To Know” on KCRW
P.S. As in Brazil, some songs are a blast and here in the U.S. this song was also a blast and they keep passing on the radio all the time, a song that everybody likes. (I Guess)… Many are sick to this song and others like me are not to sick and keep listeming and listening… I just love this song and I really identified with this singer ”Gotye”… You definitely rock!!!
Have you ever heard this song before in U.S or in other country? Did you liked? Comment I would like to hear from you! kisses