Gotye - Somebody That I Used To Know

10 March Critic Jonni 0 Comments

Gotye, real name Wouter De Backer, is Belgian-Australian, and has been going for a number of years. This is his first international single, gaining number ones everywhere including the UK chart, but I can't understand why it's so popular, but I guess it's what people like, and it's not my sort of music at all. Gotye collaborated with Kimbra, real name Kimbra Johnson, on this track. This is also her first international single, and so it'll be interesting where these two singers will end up, personally I don't see them surviving for long if they stick to this sort of music... But we'll see.

This song was written by Gotye himself, which means every single lyric he sings means something to him, and you can definitely tell that he is passionate about this song, as his emotions come over amazingly. The song is about reminiscing over times in a relationship, then he goes on to sing about hating the fact that he was treated like a "stranger" during the break-up. Kimbra's bit emphasises how she didn't enjoy the break-up either. I think a lot of people can relate to this song, and the fact that it sounds like they're having an argument makes people enjoy it even more. But I doubt I'll ever start to like this.

The music video creeps me out a bit, sometimes I eave, believe it or not. However it's clever and done  interestingly with the use of stop-motion animation. However I never quite watch this all the way through before now, and I just don't see how this is that great, it wouldn't be something I'd personally watch out of pleasure.

I think it is clever and must have taken a lot of time, as you can tell that they sped some of the bits up, I like the fact that we follow the lines and the colours, and the fact that Kimbra ends up having her colouring removed suggesting the break-up.

Overall there isn't a lot to say about this music video, it's clever but not my sort of thing. The song is at the top spot here in the UK, and again it's not my sort of song, but I reckon a lot of people can relate to it. I feel a little grossed out at this music video, as I presume a few people would be, but being realistic, it's not that bad of a music video, therefore it is worthy of this rating.