Gotye - "Eyes Wide Open"

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One-third of super-prolific Australian indie poppers the Basics is Wally De Backer, better known by his nom de electronique solo project, Gotye. A favorite in his native country, De Backer’s two solo records are largely composed of fascinatingly layered samples and elaborate blending of disparate snippets cut from found records and tapes. New single “Eyes Wide Open,” the first offering from Gotye’s upcoming third album, seems more firmly grounded in live instrumentation: quick drums underlay De Backer’s powerful, versatile voice and careening strings. Listen and download below: