Gotye: Don’t let him be somebody that you used to know

Well, by now everyone would have known who Gotye is and how to actually pronounce his name.
If you still don’t know him by now though, do these words ring a bell?

But you didn’t have to cut me off
Make out like it never happened and then we were nothing
And I don’t even need your love;
You treat me like a stranger and that feels so rough
No, you didn’t have to stoop so low,
Have your friends collect your records and then change your number
I guess that I don’t need that though;
now you’re just somebody that I used to know.
Still no? Well, get yourself out of that rock now. The man has been sitting on No. 1 for weeks now – in pretty much every country – including Billboard’s Top 100, beating the ever so viral Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe”. Let’s not forget the fact that a couple of people tried to make their own versions of it, from American Idol contenders Elise and winner, Phil, and a very weird Darren Criss-Matt Bomer version on Glee.
It’s a pretty-crazy-Somebody-That-I-Used-To-Know-time, and I guess I couldn’t really blame people, as I was pretty much raving about it with just about any one when I first heard the song last year. I don’t know if Australians are sick of it already, as it was their number 1 song last year — maybe not, though. I personally can still listen to the song and not hate it, despite its current mainstream-ity.
But now that we’ve established that Gotye’s “Somebody that I Used to Know” is a hit to pretty much anywhere, really, I seem to feel the need to reiterate that the man is more than just this song. We’ve seen so may artists out there be defined by this one hit, making it harder for them to move on from that one awesome song.I got Making Mirrors not a week after discovering “Somebody that I Used to Know”, and it’s true, I haven’t really loved all tracks as much as I loved his hit, but there are a few gems in the rough. So, here are the other tracks from the album that I think should also get its much deserved attention:

Eyes Wide Open
When Gotye premiered in the US at Jimmy Kimmel Live, he performed this single after the hit “Somebody That I Used to Know”

Easy Way Out
This could be my favorite Gotye video to date. The song only lasts for two minutes and thirteen seconds though, which is quite frustrating for someone who’s enjoying.
I Feel Better
One of the first songs that popped out when I was on my initial Making Mirrors listen.
The following times that I put Making Mirrors in my playlist though, Bronte stood out.
Gotye’s has other singles out, including “Heart’s A Mess”, “Thanks for Your Time”, “Learnalilgivinanlovin” and “Coming Back” trotting along. All of these tracks were from his album Like Drawing Blood, initially released in 2006. Talk about talent finally paying off! So don’t let it stop at “Somebody that I Used to Know”. The man’s just starting to blow all of our socks off, I believe.

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