It’s been a wild year for the Australian; Gotye found astronomical and viral success which catapulted him and Kimbra to the stratosphere (The Superslice will forever pat themselves on the back for being one of the first thousands to post the the viral hit. STIUTK is now at 306M views! Insanity). This stardom has not deflected his conscious approach to putting out artfully-made music video. Here’s the latest, Save Me, which was animated and directed by Peter Lowey from Piepants Animation.

Also, be sure to check out Gotye’s own supercut/mashup of the ubiquitous covers of his own viral hit, below. Meta/recursive.

@teemunny

Reluctant as I am to add to the mountain of interpretations of Somebody That I Used To Know seemingly taking over their own area of the internet, I couldn’t resist the massive remixability that such a large, varied yet connected bundle of source material offered.

Thankyou to everyone who has responded to Somebody That I Used To Know via YouTube. It’s truly amazing!

All audio and video in Somebodies is from the YouTube user videos featured, each of them a cover or parody of Somebody That I Used To Know. No extra sounds were added to the mix, but I used some EQ, filtering, pitch-shifting and time-stretching to make the music.

???I avoided using any existing remixes of the song, or any covers from tv talent shows.

As comprehensive and extensive as I tried to be with my downloading of source videos, I know there are many clips that I missed. Tay Zonday’s cover for instance, no internet mashup should be without him.

Save Me lyrics

In the mornings
I was anxious
It was better just to stay in bed
Didn’t want to fail myself again

Running through all the options
And the endings
Were rolling out in front of me
But I couldn’t choose a thread to begin

And I could not love
‘Cause I could not love myself
Never good enough, no
That was all I’d tell myself
And I was not well
But I could not help myself
I was giving up on living

In the morning
You were leaving
Traveling south again
And you said you were not unprepared

And all the dead ends
And disappointments
Were fading from your memory
Ready for that lonely life to end

And you gave me love
When I could not love myself
And you made me turn
From the way I saw myself
And you’re patient, love
And you help me help myself
And you save me,
You save me,
You save me


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