When we first heard this track we thought it was Peter Gabriel, but something didn't sit quite right- it was a little more "modern" than what we might expect from Mr. G., plus the subject was a little ...trivial, shall we say?...for the master. Nonetheless, we were hooked and we had to have it.
Gotye is an Aussie who was born in Belgium. His real name is Wouter ("Wally") De Baker. Apparently Gotye is a play on Gaultier/ Gautier/ Gauthier, which are all forms of the French version of Wouter. Thank you Wikipedia. And for some reason, even though he was born in Belgium, he looks to us like an Australian. Don't ask us to explain, he just does. You go, Wally!
Have a grote weekend, mate!