Coachella Artist on The Rise: Gotye

April 3, 2012 By:
Coachella Artist on The Rise: Gotye

Chances are if you listen to the radio, have an internet connection, know anybody in college, or have ever shopped at Urban Outfitters then you’ve heard the breakout hit “Somebody That I Used To Know” by artist-on-the-rise Gotye.

Barely a year ago, Gotye was just another unknown Belgian-Australia indie artist and then he released the song “Somebody That I Used To Know” featuring Kimbra and after a couple tweets from twitter celebrity Ashton Kutcher and fellow artist Lilly Allen the song sky-rocketed to success.

Since then the song has gone platinum 8 times and then this February Gotye performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live and the single reached #1 on the UK singles chart.

When Coachella booked Gotye for their Sunday April 15th and 22nd dates, they probably had no idea he would soon become one of the unofficial headliner acts. Pretty sure my facebook newsfeed is just all status updates of people writing variations of “So excited to see Gotye at Coachella” and also countdowns to “Gotyella.”

Also, you know you’ve made it when “Glee” covers your song. “Somebody That I Used To Know” was covered by Matt Bomer and Darren Criss in an episode of Glee that will air next week after the show returns from its midseason hiatus.