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Gotye Photo Credit: Cybele Malinowski
Has Time Been Kind To Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know?”

May 12, 2014 - Our Vintage Cafe today is from 2012 the year the Melbourne, Australia based artist Gotye's world-wide smash "Somebody That I Used To Know" was everywhere. The single went on to sell over 30 million copies. As we found out in this interview Gotye is a fascinating guy who sampled the sounds found on Making Mirrors everywhere including recording a fence near his home in Melbourne. Born in Bruges, Belgium, Gotye, whose given name is Wally DeBacker, settled in Melbourne and had a pretty good career going before his hit with the New Zealand based co-singer Kimbra. His previous album won 5 ARIA awards, the Australian equivalent of the Grammy, a year before Making Mirrors was released. We’ll give “Somebody I Used To Know” another listen on this Vintage Cafe.

Session Setlist
Somebody That I Used To Know
State of the Art
Easy Way Out
Eyes Wide Open

Recent Release:Like Drawing Blood
Release Date: May 14, 2013
Label: Universal Republic