Gotye On World Cafe

Gotye's new album is titled Making Mirrors. (James Bryans)
Gotye's new album is titled Making Mirrors. (James Bryans)

Our Vintage Cafe today is from 2012, the year the Melbourne, Australia-based artist Gotye's world-wide smash "Somebody That I Used To Know" was everywhere. The single has sold more than 30 million copies.

As we found out in this interview, Gotye is a fascinating guy. Born in Bruges, Belgium, Gotye, whose given name is Wally DeBacker, settled in Melbourne and actually had a pretty good career going for himself before his hit with the New Zealand-based co-singer Kimbra. His previous album won five ARIA awards, the Australian equivalent of the Grammy, a year before Making Mirrors was released. We'll give "Somebody I Used To Know" another listen on this Vintage Cafe.

This segment originally aired on April 13, 2012.

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