Here is the Gotye Saturday Night Live video featuring Kimbra from April 14, 2012. The live performance of ‘Somebody That I Used to Know’ and ‘Eyes Wide Open’ on Season 37 episode 19 hosted by Men in Black III” star Josh Brolin, was in support of the Belgian-born-Australian music artist’s third studio album, Making Mirrors.
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Gotye, who recently made his late night TV debut in the U.S. on Jimmy Kimmel Live, found a new audience in the U.S. and worldwide with his breakthrough international smash hit ‘Somebody that I Used to Know.’ It was recently covered on an episode of ‘Glee’ and heard on NBC’s The Voice and American Idol. A profile in Billboard.com reveals the story of how the song almost didn’t get recorded. It had begun with a riff from late Brazilian bossa nova guitarist Luiz Bonfa’s ‘Seville.’ He explained.
“That Luiz Bonfa sample directly prompted the first line of lyrics,” Gotye recalls, a thick Australian accent burying any trace of his European roots. “The back-and-forth left me thinking about these different breakups and different relationships over the years, and the lyrics flowed from there.”
Story continues at Billboard.com
His duet partner, New Zealand singer-songwriter Kimbra, spoke with MTV News about the upcoming SNL appearance and what it meant to them.
“I think ‘SNL’ is so well-known for its musical performances, as well, and people really breaking into America through a really great performance on there,” she added. “So I think me and Gotye are both really excited to be amongst such company. You know, it’s great.”
Song list included as mentioned, ‘Somebody That I Used to Know’ and ‘Eyes Wide Open’ Watch replay video below.
Click here for a recap and review of the 4-14-12 SNL.
‘Somebody That I Used to Know.’
‘Eyes Wide Open’