Australia’s Gotye is spearheaded by singer-songwriter Wouter De Backer. The project’s last two albums have proven to be pretty eclectic, incorporating shades of indie pop, soul, trip hop, and more.
The new single to tease toward Gotye’s forthcoming album, Making Mirrors, reveals another surprising influence for the project. The instrumentation on “Somebody I Used To Know” reads like an acoustic indie pop tune, but the hook and melody sound close to something Peter Gabriel or Phil Collins would put together back in the day. Fellow Australia resident Kimbra is also featured on this track, providing a voice for the ex-girlfriend Wouter De Backer is singing about. Watching her appear in the video here is pretty thrilling as well, because it’s almost like Wouter is afraid to hear her feelings on the situation.
Making Mirrors is due for an August 19th release.