You know, Gotye‘s going to have a hard time forgetting about his ex if he keeps up with this whole international chart domination thing.
Since the last time I last wrote about the Australian crooner’s brilliant “Somebody That I Used To Know (feat. Kimbra),” (along with the equally brilliant 4FRNT remix, which topped the HypeMachine charts at #1 for that entire weekend), the song’s climbed to #27 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Considering Gotye just snagged the #1 spot from David Guetta on the UK Singles Chart, it seems as though the Making Mirrors man ain’t going anywhere but up, up, up on the US charts as well.
To celebrate the continued success, I present the Bright Light Bright Light remix of “Somebody That I Used To Know.”
Mr. Bright Light–born Rod Thomas–is a burgeoning UK disco-pop talent who I absolutely adore. (If you haven’t already checked out his incredible “Disco Moment” from back in September of 2011, do so now–it’s like a Kleerup-meets-Robyn sad disco fest.)
“Gotye’s one of the nicest and most hard-working artists I’ve met,” Bright Light Bright Light explained to me. “I opened for him a few years back and since then I’ve been keeping an eye on him. When this song came out it was a real “This is it!” moment. It’s got such a classic melody. I wanted to play around and see if it fit with a more late ’80’s/early ’90’s feel. It was such a joy to remix with such great vocals!”
Luckily, it’s a fit–the remix provides some fierce, early ’90’s deep House pulsations that instantly convert the song into a major dance floor filler. If you can almost hear yourself declaring “Strike a pose!” as soon as the beat kicks in, you know it’s a good groove.
Check out Bright Light Bright Light’s take on Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know (feat. Kimbra)” below!
Making Mirrors was released on December 6. (iTunes)