Have you heard “Somebody That I Used To Know” by Gotye? If you have then you know the impression the song leaves on a person…hits you like you were in the relationship Wouter De Backer is singing about. Gotye has had massive success in Australia, including three solo albums released as a break from being one third ofÂ Melbourne indie-pop band The Basics. Peaking at number one on the charts, “Somebody…” took theÂ placeÂ of 1997’s “Truly, Madly, Deeply” by Savage Garden as longest running Aussie single.
Gotye says he got the inspiration for the song from the cold aftermath of a messy relationship. Adding the female vocals to the track is New Zealand singer Kimbra, who’s debut album “Vows” was chart topping in both New Zealand and Australia.
The song “Somebody That I Used To Know” has gone platinum with many remixes and covers popping up all over the internet, one in particular really caught my eye. Walk Off The Earth‘s cover shows you what ten hands can do to a song, all on one guitar.Â According to the band, it took them about 14 hours and 26 takes to get the video accomplished without mistakes. Currently there are over 48 million views for their rendition of Gotye‘s chilly love song.