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  • Wouter "Wally" De Backer (born 21 May 1980), also known professionally by his stage name Gotye, is a Belgian-Australian multi-instrumental musician and singer-songwriter
  • He has released three studio albums independently and one remix album featuring remixes of tracks from his first two albums
  • De Backer is also one-third of Melbourne indie-pop band The Basics, who have independently released three studio albums and numerous other titles since 2002
  • He has won five ARIA Awards and received a nomination for an MTV EMA for Best Asia and Pacific Act
  • Born in Belgium in 1980, De Backer moved to Australia with his family when he was 2 years old
  • His parents chose to use the English variation of his name, Walter, when enrolling him in school
  • From early on, De Backer displayed a passion for music, learning various instruments, piano and drums most notably
  • In his teens, De Backer formed the band Downstares with three of his high school friends, including Lucas Taranto who still plays in his Gotye live shows today


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Somebody That I Used To Know (feat. Kimbra)


Somebody That I Used To Know (StanV Touch)

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Somebody That I Used To Know (remix)

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