Fairfax Recordings / Universal Republic
ABOUT MAKING MIRRORS
Ask Belgian-born Gotye about his new album Making Mirrors (Fairfax Recordings / Universal Republic), out this winter, and he'll speak not of songs, but of sounds. Listen to Making Mirrors and you'll be drawn in by the details, transported to a world where every moment matters.
Making Mirrors, which received four stars from Rolling Stone, is making waves thanks to stunning first single "Somebody That I Used To Know" (featuring guest vocals by New Zealand singer Kimbra) which is currently nestled in the Australian Top 10. Gotye received seven ARIA nominations for his work.
Making Mirrors is pop at its most precise, but also electronic music at its most emotional. The record delves into dub, Detroit-era Motown soul, stadium-size politi-pop, synth-folk and world music on glorious, sprawling, huge-hearted songs.
"Making Mirrors" has been a huge hit record in Australia, spending 8 consecutive weeks at #1. The last local artist to achieve this was Savage Garden.
The single ("Somebody That I Used To Know") and the album both scanned GOLD in Australia during its first week of sale.
Making Mirrors also achieved the #1 position in Holland, Belgium & New Zealand upon its release.
3 Aria Award Wins: Best Male Artist, Single Of The Year, Best Pop Release.
QUOTES / EARLY PRAISE
“He’s picked up a lot of good ideas from Sting, like African-diaspora rhythms and pop concision, and his songs had a meticulous, gadget-happy charm.” – The New York Times
“One listen to “Heart’s A Mess” and you knew this Australian one-man band has some extreme potential.” - KCRW
“We first spotted Gotye at the Neon Gold event on Friday night and knew that the multi-instrumentalist and singer had immediately earned a place in our iTunes with his thumping heartbeat rhythms and smoky-sounding voice.” - Nylon
“His style is almost hard to define -- we could say indie folk, we could say indie pop, we could say indie alternative, but what we really wanna say is that it's just pretty effing amazing.” - MTV
FOR FANS OF…
Sting/Peter Gabriel/Feist/Lykke Li/ Yeah Yeah Yeahs/ Kasabian
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