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Friday, December 2, 2011

Gotye


Last night, listening to KFOG on the way home, it was "New Releases Thursday" and that played this amazing song from Gotye. Talk about a total earworm, I wanted to hear it over and over again. So today had to go and find it. Until I can get hold of the album this video will have to do on constant replay. Gotye is from Bruges, Belgium to Melbourne, Australia. Take your pick.

Not only a great song, total earworm, but a terrifically original video.
Somebody That I Used To Know (feat. Kimbra)

In case you thinks she looks familiar Kimbra has been here before.



This is one of his efforts from last year, again another great video and song.
Eyes Wide Open




And now back to this year.
State Of The Art




Because you cannot hear it enough, here's a live version. Live at the 2011 ARIA's.
Somebody That I Used To Know (Feat. Kimbra)

On October 11, 2011, it was announced that Gotye had been nominated for seven ARIA Awards.
Due to the release date restrictions of the eligibility period, Making Mirrors could not be nominated, and the seven nominations all related to the single "Somebody That I Used to Know". Gotye was nominated for Highest Selling Single, Single of the Year, Best Pop Release, Best Male Artist and three awards in the ARIA Artisan category: Best Video (Natasha Pincus), Engineer of the Year (Francois Tetaz) and Producer of the Year (Wally De Backer). On the same day the nominations were revealed, the winners of the Artisan categories were announced, with Gotye and the album personnel winning all three.



For the record Gotye won:
Best Male Artist
Single Of The Year for 'Somebody That I Used To Know Ft. Kimbra'
Best Pop Release for 'Somebody That I Used To Know ft. Kimbra'
Best Video for 'Somebody That I Used to Know Ft. Kimbra'

Wouter "Wally" De Backer (born 21 May 1980), also known professionally by his stage name Gotye (pronounced /ˈgauthier/gaultier/), is a Belgian-Australian multi-instrumental musician and singer-songwriter. He has released three studio albums independently and one remix album featuring remixes of tracks from his first two albums. De Backer is also one-third of Melbourne indie-pop band The Basics, who have independently released three studio albums and numerous other titles since 2002. He has won five ARIA Awards and received a nomination for an MTV EMA for Best Asia and Pacific Act.
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