Sound & Vision

Enough with the reading! This website is all about music so dive into the world of Gotye and check some of his songs and videos below:

Easy Way Out (2:12)

Somebody That I Used To Know (4:04)

Hearts A Mess (Radio Mix) (4:40)

Learnalilgivinanlovin (2:51)


Last modification: 2013-04-20

Yes I admit it. I never heard of Gotye until I picked up the worldwide number one hit Somebody That I Used To Know. It is a great song, the album that features this song is even better and yes, the rest of his work appears to be good as well!

Gotye, or Wally De Backer, lives in Australia and this musical output was supposed to be a side project as his band The Basics was the main act. That band is however on a three year hiatus to give Wally some time to promote his new solo album plus the other band members are working on other projects as well.

In the beginning he primarily started to work with samples. His initial output were three 4-track demo or promo CD's which were later bundled as his debut CD Boardface. His second album was relying less on samples, although many musical styles were used. It also gained the attention of the press and a wider audience in Australia which gave him his first taste of success.

The 2011 album Making Mirrors marked a great shift from local to worldwide stardom. The single Somebody That I Used To Know hit the top of the chart lists in many countries including the UK and the US.

For more information, please visit one of the following websites:
Gotye @ Facebook
Official Home Page


Find below an overview of his current releases, broken down by each type of release. Click on a title for further information including tracklisting, catalogue numbers and artwork.

2003: Boardface
2006: Like Drawing Blood
2007: Mixed Blood
2011: Making Mirrors
2012: Eyes Wide Open (Remix Bundle)
2006: Learnalilgivinanlovin
2008: Hearts A Mess (incl. re-issue)
2008: Learnalilgivinanlovin
2009: Learnalilgivinanlovin
2010: Eyes Wide Open (incl. re-issue)
2011: Somebody That I Used To Know
2011: I Feel Better (incl. re-issue)
2011: Easy Way Out
2012: Easy Way Out
2012: Save Me
2013: State Of The Art
2008: Gotye