Saturday, February 4, 2012

"Somebody That I Used to Know" by Gotye

It started with a perceived typo.

“Have you heard of gotye?”

Um, what?

“Just listen to somebody that I used to know,” my sister typed via G-mail chat. Oh, it’s an artist. My sister has never led me astray when it comes to music, so  I made a mental note to do some exploring.

It took me a few days to get to it, but I finally did, and all I’ve been listening to recently is this song. I haven’t put a song on repeat since I owned a CD player and listened to N*Sync’s “Pop” over and over again, until I knew all the lyrics by heart.

Wait, what?

In any sense, give it a listen. It’s a beautiful song, beautifully written, and beautifully performed, with a wonderful build-up to the climactic duet at the end. It’s completely infectious and addicting.

Also, the music video is all kinds of awesome, telling a story better in a relatively static frame than some artists can in ten-plus minutes (ahem, Lady Gaga).
Are there any new songs you can’t get out of your head lately? What have you been listening to?


  1. YES! I knew you would love this song! I'll send you some other recommendations :)

  2. too! I haven't been listening to music since christmas. I need you guys to send me some recommendations!!