Somebody That I Used to Know

With some “Hollywood patches” to cover one’s “sensitive parts,” water-based paints, and 7 hours standing with very little movement against a wall for multiple days, you can achieve the noteworthy music video for Belgian-Australian singer-songwriter Gotye, which accompanies the song “Somebody That I Used to Know” that Gotye performs with New Zealand singer Kimbra. The song’s catchy 9 note opening and recurring plinking xylophone is actually borrowed from the popular nursery rhyme “Baa Baa Black Sheep” and the music video (produced, directed and edited by Australian artist Natasha Pincus) shows Gotye and Kimbra’s skin being painted via stop motion over and into a background that was based on a 1980s piece of art created by Gotye’s father, Frank de Backer.

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