Rather Good Track No. 546 Gotye: Heart’s A Mess

Image of GotyeWho? What? Why? Where? How?

Last.fm wiki say:

Gotye is 25-year-old Wally De Backer. He plays drums, percussion and piano, and he writes, sings and produces tracks at his home, currently in Oakleigh, Victoria, Australia. Gotye’s sound is a melting pot of samples from sources far and wide, mixed with Wally’s vocals and home recorded sounds to form original songs that are as likely to channel ’80s New Romantic pop or ’60s Motown soul as they are to be experiments in kooky turntablism or progressive trip-hop landscapes. The results are songs that both reference and incorporate styles and sounds of the past, but bear a distinctly contemporary outlook.

Which is all distinctly wanky, but the track is completely ace. Imagine if Coldplay were hip and surrounded themselves in lush samples. And then immediatly scrub that from your mind and just download the track, goddammit.

Download Gotye: Heart’s A Mess (5.9MB mp3)

Like this? Buy Like Drawing Blood from his website or at Amazon or wherever the hell you like. 




  1. Robin

    Very very nice track, and definitely worthy of further investigation (in spite of the, yes, wanky description in the Last.fm entry you’ve blockquoted… oy gevalt!). Cheers for the heads-up, Enda.

  2. eguinan

    Cheers Robin. That track has been popping up on my hard drive over the last few months and it keeps getting better.

    Still trying to work out if Mr Duha is spam or not. Hmmmmm….

  3. eguinan

    Wait til he has his first platinum selling album. Then he’ll be having lunch with Al Gore, saving the planet and dating Lindsey Lohan. You heard it here first…..

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