2012 is without a doubt the year of Australian Gotye. His collaboration with Kimbra, ‘Somebody that I Used To Know’ has practically reigned the charts worldwide and while the track is slowly starting to loose its grip, the Belgian born/Aussie raised producer is ready to give it another good go with the uplifting track ‘I Feel Better’.
If you thought, Gotye would stick to the melancholic, lullaby sound of ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ think again. Pulling out all the stops on the motown inspired track ‘I Feel Better’. It’s uplifting, it’s positive and will put a massive smile on your face.
‘I Feel Better’ is released in the UK on September 3.
Aussie superstar Gotye has announced ”Eyes Wide Open” as the successor for his smash hit ”Somebody that I Used To Know”. The latter is on its way to be the biggest hit of 2012, having topped the charts in no more than 15 countries and still going strong in the top tens.
The new track is also taken from his album ”Making Mirrors”, which has since its release entered the top ten in seventeen countries.
Be prepared to be wowed again ”Eyes Wide Open” as the song opens up a different side of the singer. The singer himself said about the track the following:
”I was out there with my old band called The Basics—and Winton is home to this phenomenal thing called the Winton Musical Fence, which is a large fence made out of metal strings stretched between posts and you can pluck it and play it with all sorts of different materials – it makes these amazing bass sounds so I sampled some bits there in 08 and they made it into the first single I put out off the new record called Eyes Wide Open”
The single was originally released mid-october 2010 in Australia as the lead up to the new album ”Making Mirrors” and is now expected to premiere June 4 in the UK.
Enjoy the video
The song is also available via the Making Mirrors album, out now. If you missed our review for the album you can find it by clicking here.
Last year and so far 2012 have been a fantastic year for New Zealand singer songwriter Kimbra. After being signed to a record company, and featuring as the guest vocals on Gotye’s ‘Somebody I Used to Know’ lovely Kimbra is set to show the world she is more than just a guest singer and ready to take on the world.
We’ve been following Kimbra for a little while already and have heard her first album ‘Vows’ already since it was released in New Zealand and Australia last year, and know what she’s capable of so we’re really thrilled to see she’s landed a record deal in the US as well. As a teaser to the album ‘Vows’ which has an international release in May, the singer has now released an EP ‘Settle Down’ to warm us all up.
Kimbra is refreshing and brings a new elan to pop music. Her sweet vocals glides gently along jazz and electronic elements which melt together in a charming and distinctive pop sound.
A young talented lady who’s definately worth keeping an eye on.
Her EP ‘Settle Down’ consists of 4 tracks, ”Settle Down”, ”Cameo Lover”, ”Good Intent” and the new track ”Limbo”. It’s the video for ”Good Intent” which we have chosen to show you today. Enjoy!
The ”Settle Down – EP” by Kimbra is now available via iTunes.
While the rest of the world has totally fallen for the charms of ‘Somebody that I used to Know’, Gotye’s just released the video for his 3rd single of the album ‘Making Mirrors’.
Being one of the shortest cuts on his album, ‘Easy Way Out’ doesn’t dissapoint. The video, which has been in production for 9 months, is just sublime. It’s an average day in Wally’s life. Something he desperately wants to get out of.
Djee those Australians are good at producing great videos, after the multi-Kylie people in ‘Come Into My world’ this is another video and a song which should not be missed. Enjoy!
Making Mirrors is the second album for Belgian/Australian Wally Debacker, better known as Gotye. The singer is currently aiming high in the music charts with his ‘Somebody That I used to Know’ featuring guest singer Kimbra, having reached the number 1 in native Australia, Belgium, Ireland and many more.
The right time for Gotye to release his new album ‘Making Mirrors’ worldwide. It’s a 12-track album with a mix of different fantastic alternative songs, all instantly radio-friendly.
Gotye is at its best when he can experiment with sounds. The result is 12 different tracks, which makes it difficult in a way to find a red wire through the album and gives it a pot of different substances. It’s not only the sound of the different songs, but also the wide vocal range, Gotye masters. In ‘Easy Way Out’ e.g. he mumbles his way through the song, against the upbeat tempo of the song, up until the chorus where his stronger vocals take the lead and remind me of the Beatles. On another track ‘I Feel Better’ he opens up his vocal register for a smashing motown feel good song.
The lyrics are another asset of Gotye’s capabilities which captivate you as a listener. Writing from his own personal experience and sharing mistakes he’s made, are the key for his success. Best example on the album is his smash hit ‘Somebody That I used to Know’ which features the guest vocals of Kiwi singer Kimbra, who’s voice suits Gotye’s massively well. In the song we hear about a failed relationship, from both perspectives. The great features about this song are the fact that both Gotye and Kimbra can express their rage and angst so well in their voice. ‘Eyes Wide Open’ has a similar kind of tone of mood, whilst it deals with the struggles of everyday life.
The most alternative pieces on the album are without a doubt, ‘Don’t Worry We’ll Be Watching You’ and ‘State of the Art’, which consists out of different sound clips all brilliantly put together over a well harmonised backing track with Gotye’s vocals on top of it. Perhaps not the most radio friendly songs of the bunch but definitely the most creative ones, which showcases Gotye’s true talent.
‘Making Mirrors’ is a must have album. Not only are the 12 tracks absolutely brilliant, Gotye is the act for 2012. Leaving this album aside would be a shame. ‘’Making Mirrors’’ is now available for pre-order on Itunes and will be available for download on February 13.
Easy Way Out
Somebody That I Used To Know ft Kimbra
Eyes Wide Open
Smoke and Mirrors
I feel Better
In Your Light
State of The Art
Don’t Worry We’ll Be Watching You
Giving Me A Chance
Watch underneath the video for Gotye’s Somebody That I Used to Know ft Kimbra. The single is out now on Itunes.
let’s start our news down under where Kylie Minogue has confirmed she’ll be performing at this years Mardi Gras in Sydney. . Kylie’s performed at the event 14 years ago and is thrilled to take the stage again. The singer kicked off celebrations for her 25th anniversary in the music industry this week. While Kylie’s celebrating her career, Belgian/Aussie Gotye has been crowned the number 1 in the ‘Triple J hot 100′ with ‘Somebody that I used to Know’ ft New Zealand songstress Kimbra. While ‘Somebody that I used to know’ is gaining radio play in the UK, Europe is ready for ‘Eyes Wide Open’. Both songs are tracks on the latters latest album ‘Making Mirrors’.
Mel B has reportedly announced, during an Australian Breakfast interview, that the Spice Girls are reuniting for the Queens Jubilee on July 4th. A possible Spice Girls reunion has been anticipated in the media for quite some time, with rumours about the girls performing at the Olympics but have been denied by both Mel B and Mel C. The group also sees their Musical ‘Viva Forever’ (written by Jennifer Saunders) being launched this year. An official announcement from the group itself has not yet been made.
X Factor winner Alexandra Burke has teased the video for her upcoming track ‘Elephant’. Be prepared to see a sexy Alexandra busting out some great moves. The video footage can be seen here. Alexandra Burke’s ‘Elephant’ will be available to buy on March 12th. Other X Factor news for Marcus Collins, who’s had the radio premiere of his ‘Seven Nation Army’ today. The review can be found below. Less good news for Harry Styles of One Direction and Caroline Flack (Xtra Factor host) who have reportedly ended their relationship. The boys of One direction will be appearing into an episode of Miranda Cosgrove’s ‘Icarly’, which surely will make them a tad more popular to crack the American music industry. And last but not least, according to Cheryl Cole’s manager Will.I.AM, Cheryl will never return to the show, as she doesn’t need it apparently. Awww….
Last but not least Britney Spears and Shakira, are according to some close sources to Shakira’s management, preparing to duet. The duet should be released later during the year. Shakira has previously collaborated with Beyonce on ‘Beautiful Liar’. And since Britney has gone the dancey routine, we don’t mind a collaboration between these two in the same style.
Calvin Harris feat Tinie Tempah - Drinking From The Bottle
The Risk - Missiles
Sinead O'Connor - 4th And Vine
Destiny's Child - Nuclear
Jessie Ware - If You're Never Gonna Move
Lawson - Learn To Love Again
Little Mix - Change Your Life
Tyler James feat Kano - Worry About You
Gabrielle Aplin - Please Don’t Say You Love Me
Tegan & Sara - Closer
Rita Ora - Radioactive
Wretch 32 - Pop
Angel - The World
Bastille - Pompeii
Laura Mvula - Green Garden
Ke$ha - C'mon
Ms MR - Fantasy
Nicole Scherzinger - Boomerang
Ed Drewett - Drunk Dial
Robbie Williams - Be A Boy (11/03)
Year chart 2012
These are GloPop Music's most listened tracks of 2012.
1 Florence + The Machine - Spectrum
2 Woodkid - Run Boy Run
3 Lana Del Rey - National Anthem
4 Solange - Losing You
5 Nina Zilli - L'Amore E Femmina (Out Of Love) (Italy '12)
6 Ellie Goulding - Anything Could Happen
7 Loreen - Euphoria (Sweden '12)
8 Adele - Skyfall
9 PSY - Gangnam Style (강남스타일)
10 Ivi Adamou - La La Love (Cyprus '12)
11 GuGabriel - Salvation
12 Christophe Willem - Starlite
13 Bright Light Bright Light - Waiting For The Feeling
14 Girls Aloud - Something New
15 Paloma Faith - Never Tear Us Apart
16 Calvin Harris ft Ne-Yo - Let's Go
17 David Guetta ft Sia - She Wolf (Falling Into Pieces)
18 Alphabeat - Vacation
19 Passion Pit - Take A Walk
20 George Michael - White Light
21 Azealia Banks - 212 ft Lazy Jay
22 Matt Corby - Brother
23 Sam Sparro - I Wish I Never Met You
24 Rebeca Ferguson - Glitter & Gold
25 Elton John vs Pnau - Good Morning To The Night
26 Scissor Sisters - Let's Have A Kiki
27 Voltaire Twins - Solaris
28 Marina & The Diamonds - Power & Control
29 Muse - Survival
30 Will Young - Losing Myself
31 Saint Lou Lou - Maybe You
32 Coldplay - Princess of China ft Rihanna
33 Lana Del Rey - Blue Jeans
34 Kate Bush - Running Up That Hill 2012
35 The Wanted - I Found You
36 Stooshe - Black Heart
37 Aiden Grimshaw - Curtain Call
38 Alphabeat - Love Sea
39 Gaitana - Be My Guest (Ukraine '12)
40 Caravan Palace - Rock It For Me
41 Roman Lob - Standing Still (Germany '12)
42 Afro-Dite - The Boy Can Dance
43 Rita Ora - R.I.P ft Tinie Tempah
44 Justin Bieber - Beauty & A Beat ft Nicki Minaj
45 Misha B - Do You Think Of Me 125
46 Kelly Clarkson - Stronger (What doesn't Kill You)
47 Katy Perry - Wide Awake
48 Jessie Ware - Wildest Moments
49 terminal - Don't Worry My Love
50 Labrinth - Beneath Your Beautiful ft Emeli Sande
51 Madonna - Girl Gone Wild
52 Elton John vs Pnau - Sad
53 Nicki Minaj - Pound The Alarm
54 Gotye & Kimbra - Somebody That I Used to Know
55 Kylie Minogue - Flower
56 Rihanna - Where Have You Been
57 Swedish House Mafia - Greyhound
58 One Direction - Little Things
59 Tulisa - Young
60 Archeo - The Payback
61 Christina Aguilera - Your Body
62 Avicii - Silhouettes
63 Cover Drive - Explode
64 Beyonce - End Of Time
65 Charlie Simpson - Farmer & His Gun
66 Usher - Climax
67 Chris Brown - Don't Wake Me Up
68 Aiden Grimshaw - Is This Love
69 Lawson - Taking Over Me
70 No Doubt - Settle Down
71 Madeon - Finale
72 Jakwob - Electrify ft Jetta
73 Shawnee Taylor - Colors
74 Playmen ft Riskykidd, Courtney & Elena - All The Time
75 Lana Del Rey - Ride
76 Celeste Buckingham - Run Run Run
77 Alex Clare - Too Close
78 SHM ft Knife Party - Antidote
79 Lil'Wayne - Mirrors Ft Bruno Mars
80 Pastora Soler - Quedate Conmigo/Stay with Me
81 Scissor Sisters - Only the Horses
82 Delta Goodrem - Dancing With A Broken Heart
83 FEM ft Cover Drive - Turn Up the Love
84 J.Lo ft Pit Bull - Dance Again
85 Jodie Harsh ft Mel C - Set Me Free
86 Bruno Mars - Locked Out Of Heaven
87 Tom Dice - Out At Sea
88 Paloma Faith - Picking Up The Pieces
89 Usher - Scream
90 Burns - Lies
91 Michael Kiwanuka - Home Again
92 Gossip - Perfect World
93 Jess Mills - For My Sins
94 Dune - Shoestring
95 The Script - Hall of Fame Ft Will.i.AM
96 Swedish House Mafia - Don't You Worry Child
97 terminal - Together We Are One
98 Little Mix - DNA
99 Icona Pop - I Love It
100 Yasmin - Light Up The World
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