This is so perfectly tortured, it sounds like it's from a lost John Hughes movie. Brooklyn duo Tanlines have a knack for making music that feels like dust fluttering in 3 pm sunshine beaming through giant library windows. As much as this is Gotye's song, Tanlines' takeover of it sounds like a sequel to the excellent closer of their debut album Mixed Emotions, "Nonesuch."
Inspired by Kutiman's innovative YouTube video remix project "ThruYou," Wally De Backer — better known to music listeners as Gotye — decided to submit his own contribution to the "mountain of interpretations of" his phenomenally successful hit single "Somebody That I Used to Know" by taking advantage of "the massive remixability that such a large, varied yet connected bundle of source material offered."
On next week's Billboard Hot 100, dated June 23, Carly Rae Jepsen's diabolical ear candy "Call Me Maybe" at last assumes the No. 1 position. The song was practically preordained as the song of the summer, and wouldn't you know, it happens hit No. 1 on the first chart of summer proper. Everything is going according to the universe's plan.
Spitting grammar lessons over Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know," fast-rapping George Watsky-rival David McCleary "Mac Lethal" Sheldon — also known as the guy behind (and possibly in front of) Texts from Bennett — sets the record straight on the difference between "your" and "you're" once and for all.