His pop productions, like Grace Jones' 'Slave To The Rhythm' and Frankie Goes To Hollywood really grabbed me. In my opinion it's about a man who has a shitty relationship he keeps hidden and decides to cheat on her. This is why it didn't work out and why she got so bitter. Frank is good at massaging my arrangements of samples and soft synths and bits of live performance into a coherent sound stage. G: I met her a few years ago, and long story short, I sent her the track and she really liked it. I then recorded the mix internally into the session. Speaking with Rolling Stone, Gotye not only confirmed that the lyrics of the song are about some past relationships he had but went further to stress on a particular one out of the lot which he said ended in a very messy manner.
That second track is like an effects control. Both help lift the chorus without being very apparent. It's an analogue haven, and I really enjoyed going between Moose Mastering and Andy's place. I wouldn't say I feel exposed though, no. Though Wally may well disagree! By the time the song gets to the chorus, it actually often gets softer, because hitting compression is the only tool the mixer has left to reach for. All of this could have been done in a single shot leaving aside the fact that stop-motion animation is actually multiple shots; my point is that the video could have given the appearance of a seamless, single shot.
Otherwise lots of records we record on the fly whether it's been on a tour bus or just going to friends' places to record them playing instruments. G: The barn is a structure on my parents' block of land south-east of Melbourne in Australia, and I set up all the different stuff I've recorded over the years there. It was awkward to leave the entire song 30 cents flat, because it impacted the song order of the album. The main vocal goes to a bus called 'Wally', and the duplicate goes to the 'HallPreDelay' aux with the Altiverb church reverb. As the chorus goes on, this guitar becomes brighter and wider, giving the chorus a very subtle lift.
It is not easy to create that from sources that come from so many different places. It was very much Wally, and it really grabbed me. It's one of these things that give you a feeling of depth in the track. When you listen to it and its guitar and his gorgeous voice it feels like some secret, somehow situations are put right within those two minutes, and then afterwards, you are left with a feeling of loss, but it's satisfying. No matter whether its a week, or 10 years, there wil always come a point where the female just seems to lose interest, perhaps boredom or some other childish quality.
Doesn't make any difference to me. I used the latter to record the Winton Musical Fence in the outback of Queensland, which became the bass line for the song 'Eyes Wide Open'. I guess that I dont need that though is just a result of this insult, not the cause. . I opened it in 1998 as a place where I would be able to do all the different things I wanted to do with my own music, and also mix and master other people's projects. Several tracks were doubled, since Tétaz likes to work with parallel treatments, and with four aux tracks and a few mix buses, the entire session consists of just over 60 tracks. He released a solo album in 1997, and, following this, divided his time between producing and composing scores for movies and theatre.
He's been manipulating the girl in their relationship, and now that she's grown a backbone and left, he's trying to hold on to that control and she won't let him and he's telling himself that he's the victim in this and minimising his role in their breakup. The new secret relationship gets too serious and he can't give the other woman all of him like he says and break it off with his old mate just to be with her. Furthermore, such artworks most succeed when their formal unity is kept tight, and fall apart when the logic of that unity falls apart. I used the last a lot when mixing Wally's record. I'd been working with her as a songwriter in development, and she has a really great voice with the kind of sassy, slightly dark edge that I thought might work. This section works best when Gotye averts his gaze from her, while she confronts him directly, entirely clear-eyed.
The song sounded strange in some places. He was, for ages now, been trying to keep ahold of what he just can't let go me , but now, he is just somebody that I used to know. Nothing makes you feel more human than when a relationship ends. I had tender feelings that you made hard But it's your heart not mine that's scarred So when I go home I'll be happy to go You're just somebody that I used to know You don't need my help anymore It's all now to you; there ain't no before Now that you're big enough to run your own show You're just somebody that I used to know I watched you deal in a dying day And throw a living past away So you can be sure that you're in control You're just somebody that I used to know I know you don't think you did me wrong And I can't stay this mad for long Keepin' a hold of what you just let go You're just somebody that I used to know General CommentA seemingly simple song, both lyrically and musically, but it packs a terrific punch. To be precise, it peaked at number 1 in approximately 27 countries, including the United States and the United Kingdom. First off, this is a great song, straight from the heart and reality.
They are naked, stripped of all pretense, as lovers invariably become; stripped, in fact, of their defenses. But it all explodes in her face making her a home wrecker and him a lying cheating spineless snake in the grass. We know this because he resigns to the end so that he can feel the sadness he so desperately craves. They all worked with the dynamics of space and the textures of sounds and distortion, the places where things fit and the emotional qualities this gave. They are terrified to be abandoned but usually they unintentionally end up pushing the person away. Cross these frozen seas and wave to ourselves when we get there.
And i agree with onemoregetupkid, that line is final, there is no indecision in this song. So I'm trying to work with what I think are people's expectations about what's going to happen, and then twisting them into something new that you didn't expect but that grabs you and gives you a new feeling. It's where she sings the phrase, 'somebody that you used to know' as the second chorus kicks in. We liked the vibe of them, so we decided to tune rather than redo them. Tétaz's relationship with de Backer began with Gotye's second album and Australian breakthrough, Like Drawing Blood, on which Tétaz is credited with additional production, mixing and mastering. The chords provided are my interpretation and their accuracy is not guaranteed.