Welcome to another edition of WTF Wednesday, where bands tell us WTF they’re looking at online. This week, we caught up with Gotye, who told us all about his musical idols, as well as a bit about some of the wild tools he used on his new record, Making Mirrors.
Unless you reside under a river stone, you’re probably familiar with Gotye — his single, “Somebody That I Used To Know” in particular. That song — an ode to the freeze-out period that comes at a relationship’s end — has been covered multiple times, most famously by the band Walk Off The Earth, whose six-person-one-guitar rendition has been viewed more than 50 million times.
Gotye, already wildly popular in his home country of Australia, has been tearing across the U.S. of late, appearing on TV shows like Jimmy Kimmel Live, as well as coming in at number one this week on MTV’s newly updated Music Meter.
In the wake of all this success, naturally, the team over at the O Music Blog had one question on our minds: “Hey, dude, what the f**k are you looking at online?”
And boy did he deliver. Gotye introduced us to his favorite British band, The Chap, and a music video featuring feats of anatomical musicality, as well as dream collaborator McRorie. He also gave us a little tour of his Vimeo page, which features a documentary explaining how he turned a fence into a musical instrument.
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