On April 14, 2012, Gotye appeared on Saturday night live and as a result, views of their music video on YouTube, “Somebody that I used to Know” went through the roof. The video features Gotye and musical artist/singer Kimbra and is rather unique. Since the video was posted on YouTube on July 5, 2011, it has received more than 170 million views making it one of the most viewed videos of the past year on YouTube. One of the great aspects of this song/video is the collaborative effort with Kimbra.
Gotye’s real name is Wouter De Backer. He was born in Belgium in 1980. Gotye is his stage/group name. In April 2012, the song “Somebody that I used to Know” became the most successful song in Dutch history.
Kimbra Gotye Music Video – Somebody that I used to Know