Okay, the introduction sounds weird. But nonetheless, here we go. Before we begin, let us get ourselves to know a bit or less about Gotye and Kimbra.
Wouter De Backer, better known by his stage name Gotye (pronounced as go-tee-air) was born on May 21, 1980 at Belgium. He then moved with his family to Australia when he was two. Having his voice compared to the likes of Sting, Phil Collins and Peter Gabriel, as a youth, he began learning to play instruments like piano and drums, but not until February 2003 did he release his first album, Boardface. Three years later, he released his second album entitled Like Drawing Blood. On August 19, 2011, his latest album, Making Mirrors was released. The first single off the album, Eyes Wide Open did pretty well as it went #55 in Australia and #96 in the United States. Somebody That I Used To Know, however, was his true breakthrough single as it peaked at #1 on song charts in over 18 countries, including the United States and the United Kingdom.
Kimbra Johnson was born on March 27, 1990 at Hamilton, New Zealand. Not much to be said of her, besides the fact that at the age of 14, she was the runner-up of the 2004 Rockquest competition. So far, she has only released an album titled Vows.
If you haven't heard the song yet, you must be living under a 42-inch rock or a very huge coconut shell or something. But no worries. Here is a link to the song. Give it a listen.
Now, let's go behind the words of the song.