The singer and musician, whose real name is Wouter 'Wally' De Backer, 39, thanked fans for support and said that he hopes to release new music soon. What a feat! The song became a hit, with the rise of music downloads, YouTube and social media platforms at the time. A-list fan! The two-time Grammy Award winning artist also had a fan in Hollywood actor Ashton Kutcher pictured , 41, who shared a link to the music video clip to his millions of Twitter followers when it was released. The song, which also featured the vocals of Kiwi singer Kimbra, topped the charts in the US, UK and 20 other countries.
However, after his last album Making Mirrors released in , Gotye pretty much disappeared in the music scene. Seven years has gone by and as far as the music world knows, Gotye has been pretty inactive. In the years since, and after Tim Heath joined, they have created nine albums. Their last one was released in On May 27 , , The Basics released a live album titled In the Rude, celebrating the band's year anniversary. Gotye fans will automatically notice the difference in their sound.
The song received a positive reception from critics, who noted the similarities between the song and works by Sting , Peter Gabriel , and American folk band Bon Iver. In Australia, the song won the Triple J Hottest poll at the end of , as well as ARIA Awards for song of the year and best video, while Kimbra was voted best female artist and Gotye was named best male artist and producer of the year. It was the most commercially successful song of in Flanders Belgium , the most successful song of in Wallonia Belgium , Canada, Israel, the UK, and the US, and the most successful song of the s decade by an Australian artist in Australia. It is certified Multiplatinum in ten countries, including Diamond in Australia. The song has sold more than 13 million copies worldwide, becoming one of the best-selling digital singles of all time. It was covered by Canadian indie rock group Walk off the Earth using a single guitar played simultaneously by all five band members and by actors Darren Criss and Matt Bomer in the Glee episode " Big Brother ". The hit song's accompanying music video was directed by Australian artist Natasha Pincus.
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