Monday, April 23, 2012

Currently listening to...

...a Gotye festival. I have fallen in love with Wally De Backer, whose stage name is the phonetically spelled version of his French name, Gaultier (Go-tee-yay), or Walter.

Let's start with the Beatles-inspired "Easy Way Out." The video is marvelous: comic, but with a warning...

His hit "Somebody That I Used To Know," a duet with Kimbra, is a lovely, yearning song that features a beautiful video where Gotye and Kimbra are living canvases. Paint comes and goes according to the emotional status of their relationship.

I have to do it to you. Sorry. Here is "Bronte."
Read the words, listen to the song, watch the video. Let it happen to you. Go there. It will be okay.

Now your bowl is empty
And your feet are cold
And your body cannot stop rocking
I know
It hurts to let go

Since the day we found you
You have been our friend
And your voice still
Echoes in the hallways of this house
But now
It's the end

We will be with you
When you're leaving
We will be with you
When you go
We will be with you
And hold you till you're quiet
It hurts to let you go

We will be with you
You will stay with us

And I love Gotye even more now, after watching this fantastic mini-film about the making of his most recent release, "Making Mirrors."

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