History Music / Gotye

2nd Nov '17 5:58:48 PM dlchen145
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Wouter "Wally" De Backer, better known by his stage name Gotye, is an indie/alternative rock singer song-writer best known for his #1 hit "Somebody That I Used to Know" though other songs of his have charted such as "Eyes Wide Open" which got to #96 on the Hot 100 and "Hearts A Mess" charted #8 on Triple J Hot 100 of 2006. His singing style has been compared to [[Music/ThePolice Sting]] and Music/PeterGabriel, while his music videos were once described by WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows as, "[[SweetDreamsFuel Like happier versions of]] ''Music/{{Tool}}'' [[SurrealMusicVideo videos]]."

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Wouter "Wally" De Backer, Backer (born 21 May 1980), better known by his stage name Gotye, is an indie/alternative rock singer song-writer best known for his #1 hit "Somebody That I Used to Know" though other songs of his have charted such as "Eyes Wide Open" which got to #96 on the Hot 100 and "Hearts A Mess" charted #8 on Triple J Hot 100 of 2006. His singing style has been compared to [[Music/ThePolice Sting]] and Music/PeterGabriel, while his music videos were once described by WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows as, "[[SweetDreamsFuel Like happier versions of]] ''Music/{{Tool}}'' [[SurrealMusicVideo videos]]."
29th May '17 2:33:21 AM KingClark
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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: He's on the receiving end from Kimbra in "Somebody I Used to Know."

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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: He's on the receiving end from Kimbra in "Somebody That I Used to Know."
29th Apr '17 12:03:50 PM nombretomado
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Wouter "Wally" De Backer, better known by his stage name Gotye, is an indie/alternative rock singer song-writer best known for his #1 hit "Somebody That I Used to Know" though other songs of his have charted such as "Eyes Wide Open" which got to #96 on the Hot 100 and "Hearts A Mess" charted #8 on Triple J Hot 100 of 2006. His singing style has been compared to [[Music/ThePolice Sting]] and Music/PeterGabriel, while his music videos were once described by ToddInTheShadows as, "[[SweetDreamsFuel Like happier versions of]] ''Music/{{Tool}}'' [[SurrealMusicVideo videos]]."

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Wouter "Wally" De Backer, better known by his stage name Gotye, is an indie/alternative rock singer song-writer best known for his #1 hit "Somebody That I Used to Know" though other songs of his have charted such as "Eyes Wide Open" which got to #96 on the Hot 100 and "Hearts A Mess" charted #8 on Triple J Hot 100 of 2006. His singing style has been compared to [[Music/ThePolice Sting]] and Music/PeterGabriel, while his music videos were once described by ToddInTheShadows WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows as, "[[SweetDreamsFuel Like happier versions of]] ''Music/{{Tool}}'' [[SurrealMusicVideo videos]]."
13th Apr '17 12:28:52 PM Exxolon
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->''Now and then I think of when we were together,\\
Like when you said you felt so happy you could die.\\
Told myself that you were right for me,\\
But felt so lonely in your company,\\
But that was love and it's an ache I still remember.''
-->"Somebody That I Used to Know"
30th Mar '17 9:13:15 PM NWolfman
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* AutoTune: Used on "State Of The Art." Gotye sang the whole thing in a monotone, then manipulated it until it sounded completely alien.
30th Mar '17 9:04:14 PM NWolfman
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* ForInconveniencePressOne: The subject of "Thanks For Your Time." There's even a spoken-word breakdown in which the singer is put on hold by an obnoxious automated answering system.
30th Mar '17 9:02:28 PM NWolfman
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* GenreBusting: His stuff is rather hard to pin down with just one descriptor.

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* GenreBusting: His stuff is rather hard to pin down with just one descriptor. Basically, the style of the song depends entirely what he's sampling.
11th Mar '17 4:27:25 PM nombretomado
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* CoverVersion: While Gotye himself hasn't covered anything, "Somebody That I Used to Know" has been covered by many artists such as MileyCyrus, [[{{Music/fun}} Fun's]] front-man Nate Ruess with Hayley Williams, Creator/MattBomer, [[Series/AmericanIdol Phillip Phillips]], Series/{{Glee}}, Music/WalkOffTheEarth, Music/{{Pentatonix}}, and 210,000 Youtubers.

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* CoverVersion: While Gotye himself hasn't covered anything, "Somebody That I Used to Know" has been covered by many artists such as MileyCyrus, Music/MileyCyrus, [[{{Music/fun}} Fun's]] front-man Nate Ruess with Hayley Williams, Creator/MattBomer, [[Series/AmericanIdol Phillip Phillips]], Series/{{Glee}}, Music/WalkOffTheEarth, Music/{{Pentatonix}}, and 210,000 Youtubers.
26th Jan '17 4:05:52 PM Xtifr
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* ShoutOut: Possibly to ''TheWall'' in the video for "Hearts a Mess". [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gzb3lBOBRrM At the 0:27 mark, the marching long-legged creatures look identical to the]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bDY0DfEjmo marching hammers in "Waiting for the Worms".]]

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* ShoutOut: Possibly to ''TheWall'' ''Film/TheWall'' in the video for "Hearts a Mess". [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gzb3lBOBRrM At the 0:27 mark, the marching long-legged creatures look identical to the]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bDY0DfEjmo marching hammers in "Waiting for the Worms".]]
4th Nov '15 9:50:25 AM Silverblade2
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* CoverVersion: While Gotye himself hasn't covered anything, "Somebody That I Used to Know" has been covered by many artists such as MileyCyrus, [[{{Music/fun}} Fun's]] front-man Nate Ruess with Hayley Williams, [[WhiteCollar Matt Bomer]], [[Series/AmericanIdol Phillip Phillips]], Series/{{Glee}}, Music/WalkOffTheEarth, Music/{{Pentatonix}}, and 210,000 Youtubers.

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* CoverVersion: While Gotye himself hasn't covered anything, "Somebody That I Used to Know" has been covered by many artists such as MileyCyrus, [[{{Music/fun}} Fun's]] front-man Nate Ruess with Hayley Williams, [[WhiteCollar Matt Bomer]], Creator/MattBomer, [[Series/AmericanIdol Phillip Phillips]], Series/{{Glee}}, Music/WalkOffTheEarth, Music/{{Pentatonix}}, and 210,000 Youtubers.
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