Somebody That I Used to Know (feat. Kimbra)



Somebody That You Used to Know: It's Kimbra's Time to Shine on 'The Golden Hour'

New Zealand-born songwriter Kimbra Johnson's success as a solo artist has stemmed from her stylistic diversity. While her 2011 debut Vows exhibited a dizzying repertoire of jazz and R&B-inflected art-pop, she meddled with it even further for its stateside reissue, shortly after her vocal chirps showed up here on Gotye's inescapable "Somebody That I Used to Know...

More Than Just 'Somebody': Kimbra's New Groove

Most listeners know Kimbra as the woman who crashes Gotye's pity party on the 2011 hit "Somebody That I Used To Know." The guest spot lent a pop-world boost to an eclectic career already in progress.

Kimbra's 'The Golden Echo'

*** (out of four) Kimbra is still best known for appearing on Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know," so maybe it's fitting that the singer's sophomore album "The Golden Echo" recalls many artists that everyone knows. Stylistically all over the map, the record makes clear that the 24-year-old New Zealand native has no musical identity of her own. This only bothers me to an extent. The disco-y ...

How Daniel Johns helped Kimbra

AFTER working with Gotye, Kimbra’s next record features a lot of impressive blokes, including Daniel Johns, who joins her A-list of collaborators.

Kimbra goes for gold

The Kiwi pop sensation was ‘like a kid in a playground’ recording her new collaborative album in Los Angeles.

New Music Tuesday: Kimbra's Just Somebody That You Used to Know

It's the kind of end-of-summer song that you need for that one last road trip through the country. You've heard a Blake Shelton song before, right?

Cover band rides online wave to fame

Walk Off The Earth's videos have been seen more than 400 million times, which could make them one of the most famous cover bands in the Internet age

News: And the winner of triple j's Unearthed High 2014 is…

The next Snakadaktal, Stonefield, or Hunting Grounds?

Talking Smack: Honest Conversations About Drugs

The phrase 'sex, drugs and rock and roll' makes you think of hedonism and reckless abandon from celebrity pop stars with more money than sense.

Immigrant songs: the rising voices of Australian hip-hop

Talented rap artists from a variety of ethnic backgrounds are breaking through to a broader audience while remaining true to their communities and inspiring, well, everyone.


Wouter "Wally" De Backer (born 21 May 1980 in Bruges, Belgium), better known by the stage name Gotye, is an indie pop singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist based in Victoria, Australia. Backer was born in Belgium, but moved with his family to Melbourne, Australia when he was two. Originally a member of the indie band Downstares, Backer began performing under the name Gotye in 2001 when the band disbanded. Aside from his solo work, De Backer has been a member of the indie band The Basics since its formation in 2002.

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