Gotye ft Kimbra - Somebody That I Used To Know

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14. Okt. 2011, 12:44

Such Indie Pop stylings are usually not Astrolabe's normal cup of tea, but New Zealand's Gotye (like Gaultier) shines on this slice of quirky break up pop, Somebody That I Used to Know

A raw and honest local lyrics about a relationship gone bad, that is subdued on the verses, then goes full out Peter Gabriel on the heart on your sleeve chorus from a relationship that goes from intimacy to icy detachment

Fellow New Zealander Kimbra joins on the second verse.

Think of it as the the adult and mature version of Alanis Morissette's You Oughta Know



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  • orick

    Noticed this entry on Kimbra's last.fm site and clicked out of curiosity. Just wanted to say, that to me, You Oughta Know and Somebody That I Used to Know are different songs. Of course, both are written from the perspective of a person sending a message to his/her ex lover, but YOK is much more filled with anger and hatred, while STIUTK is rather desperate and full of pain and sadness. Also Kimbra's presence in the song suggest that it's more like a dialog between two ex lovers. Therefore I don't think that it's accurate to compare these two songs, altough both are masterpiece. Just wanted to add my opinion ^^ Best wishes from Poland!

    11. Nov. 2011, 11:26
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