Music Monday - Gotye

Music Monday is back after a short break. 

This blog post has been in draft mode for the past few months, so I'm not sharing anything new today - you're probably one of the 18 million people that's already seen the music video I'm about to disuss.

I almost gave up on sharing this post, but after hearing Somebody I Used to Know by Gotye on the radio yesterday, (it was a while since I last heard it), I thought to myself - I'm going to post this, even if it's old news.

So here's Gotye (his real name is Wouter De Backer), the Belgian-Australian artist that has become an international hit because of his heartbreak song that you want to hear over and over again, "Somebody I Used to Know". 

We're bombarded with pop songs full of empty lyrics these days, so I think it's wonderful when a pop song that's crafted this well, lyrically and musically, becomes a worldwide hit. Gives me faith in humanity. And the video is great too.

So enjoy this again, and if it's the first time you see this, hope you like it as much as I do. Read this excellent review of the song I found on

Somebody I Used to Know

Here's Gotye talking about "Somebody I Used To Know" and how it was almost left on the cutting room floor.

Here are some of Gotye's recent and older songs:

Don't Worry, We'll Be Watching You

Easy Way Out

Coming Back

Hearts A Mess