BAND CRUSH: GOTYE
an under-the-radar pop star? yep, it’s possible.
The Belgian-born, Australia-based singer has a bit of a Peter Gabriel-meets-Sting vibe, especially in tracks like “Smoke and Mirrors” and “Somebody That I Used to Know,” but with a darker edge. Gotye (real name: Wouter “Wally” De Backer) has already won a major following overseas, clocking in more than 12 million hits on YouTube, a record-setting #1 single, and 7 ARIA nods. So why isn’t he just as huge in America yet? We’re not sure, but we’re ready for that to change. Unfortunately, Gotye’s already retreated back to Europe for a sold-out tour until December. But until this elusive pop star (definitely not an oxymoron) makes his way back to America, watch the video for “Somebody That I Used to Know” below. Click here for more Gotye!