Sometimes, at tuneage, we accidentally let great music slide past our radar. Allow me to now rectify this mistake and present Gotye’s Somebody That I Used to Know.
I love the Peter Gabriel and 80s pop influence in this song but it’s the music video that really won me over. Unlike the narrative arc within the lyrics, the music video isn’t necessarily trying to tell a story. It emotes and I find it to be at once be enchanting and heartbreaking.
This song has really launched Goyte’s international career and he will even be playing at Coachella in April.