Thursday, 19 January 2012

-Music Videos on my Mind- Gotye (feat. Kimbra) “Somebody That I Used to Know”


This is the kind of song that screams out 'love me,' though that doesn't necessarily mean you have to.

Accompanied with a stylish music video directed by Natasha Pincus; Gotye and Kimbra's song Somebody That I Used to Know was a phenomenally successful release in their native Australia last year, where it spent eight weeks at #1. The song has fared equally well in other Australasian and certain European territories, but has struggled to find love in the UK and US.

It's a perfectly innocuous radio-friendly track that's tiresomely redolent of something which may have been worthwhile back in the '80s when Sting was still relevant.

As it stands, Somebody That I Used to Know is a true test of one's music appreciation credentials. If you like it then you may also want to check out Rick Perry's seriously important policies on American hair care. If you don't like it then you should think about ruling the world.

3 comments:

  1. Damn I liked it but I'm still taking over the world.....

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  2. I really like this song - of course I also had to pause Sting on my itunes in order to watch the video, so I'm sure that explains a lot ;).

    The girl here kinda ruined it. I wanted it to just be him and his self loathing pity-me-state. But, I guess that's love for you: never really getting everything you want.

    Again, I crazy laughed out loud with your comment - and I was at work, with a customer in the dressing room, right when she asked me what I thought of the jeans she was trying on. No, I didn't bother to explain. Women ask too many questions while they're in the dressing room anyway.

    I think I might have to buy this song...

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