Gotye and Kimbra: "We did it in my bedroom." Gotye won Record of the Year for his ubiquitous hit "Somebody That I Used To Know," bringing. Gotye sings about how he had mixed feelings about their relationship, but was sad that she cut him off after it ended. Kimbra sings about how. singles · songs · APRA Award winners · ARIA Award-winning songs · Gotye songs · Kimbra songs · Songs written by.
De Backer went on to produce two more four-track Gotye collections which were met with positive reviews, with several tracks getting onto the rotation at youth radio station Triple J. The CDs were made in the same style as the first, with De Backer hand crafting each one and tenaciously chasing up every opportunity to get an audience for his work.
Interest in the Gotye project was growing, and De Backer was eventually offered a distribution deal by the label company Creative Vibes for an album, which would essentially be a collection of the tracks from his three earlier releases.
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The album art is a painting of De Backer's father that was salvaged from his home garden where it was discarded. His album was released as Boardface in late He took up work at a local library, while continuing to perform with The Basics and record his own Gotye tracks. Over the next few years, De Backer moved several times, each time shifting his home recording studio to a new location with new acoustic qualities.
The culmination of this was the second Gotye album, Like Drawing Blood —named in reference to the difficulties De Backer experienced in recording his music in ever-changing environments. His first single, "Learnalilgivinanlovin", was released in August InLike Drawing Blood came in at No.
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Like Drawing Blood was officially released in the U. Making Mirrors and international success After the success of Like Drawing Blood, De Backer was able to establish a permanent home, still in Melbourne's south east. Inhe set up a recording studio in a barn at his parents' farm and set about recording tracks for his third album.
He released a new single, " Eyes Wide Open ", online and on 10" vinyl in mid-October The title was inspired by an artwork his father painted in the s, discovered by De Backer among old bills and newspapers in his parents' barn; it was later edited in Photoshop to become the album artwork. Directed by Natasha Pincus, the video has now been viewed over 1. On 6 October the video was awarded the Melbourne Design Award.987 interview - Rozz meets Gotye and he revealed the truth about his relationship with Kimbra
The video was the Number 15 most viewed video of all-time on YouTube and the Number 4 most liked video of all-time[ when? The visuals were animated and directed by Ari Gibson at Mechanical Apple.
Also on this date, Gotye released a video title "Making Making Mirrors", which is a short documentary about the recording process of " Making Mirrors ". In its first week of release, Making Mirrors was already at Number 1 on the Australian ARIA albums chart, making Gotye the first Australian act to simultaneously hold both the Number 1 single and album since Silverchair in The album became an international success, charting in the Top 10 in 17 countries and reaching Number 1 in six.
Somebody That I Used to Know
The arrangement of 'Somebody' is reflective of me moving towards using sounds that provide me with inspiration for a texture or a platform for an idea, and then through sonic manipulation and coming up with original melodies and harmonic ideas to make it my own.
I guess the balance of sounds taken from records and samples I created myself is perhaps Problems playing this file? Gotye commented that he wrote the song "in quite a linear way", explaining that "I wrote the first verse, the second verse, and I'd got to the end of the first chorus and for the first time ever I thought, 'There's no interesting way to add to this guy's story'.
Yeah, so it's an amalgam of different feelings but not completely made up as such".
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Take 40 Australia elaborated on the audience's reception at the July Splendour in the Grass festival, "Gotye's latest song featuring Kimbra 'Somebody That I Used To Know' had become somewhat of an unofficial anthem for the festival Fortunately, dreams came true It's a really special recording and video".
My inbox, on any given day, has at least five covers or parodies or remixes of it and there's only so many times you can listen to the one song. By 22 Februarythe song became the tenth longest-charting song in the history of the Billboard Hotat 59 weeks on the chart. As of Aprilit is the most downloaded song ever in Belgium,  as well as being the third best-selling digital single in Germany with sales betweenandcopies,   and the most successful song in the history of the Dutch charts.
The song was the best-selling single of in the UK with 1, copies sold. Music video[ edit ] Gotye and Kimbra sing while painted to blend with the background.
It shows Gotye and Kimbra naked throughout the clip, and as they sing, his skin is gradually painted into the backdrop via stop motion animation. In the director's cut, it features concealed nudity.