I'm in love, I'm in love and I don't care who knows it!
(Don't tell Dan but there's another man. Shhhhh.)
On this day that celebrates love, I'll tell you who I'm crushing on right now: It's Gotye, (pronounced go-tea-yay), also known as Wally De Backer, a Belgian-born, Aussie artist whose second album, Making Mirrors, is fast becoming my favorite album of the year.
I posted his "Somebody That I Used to Know" back in December after seeing it on Facebook and was instantly smitten. Mark my words: that man's gonna snag himself a Grammy come next Winter.
He has been compared to Sting and even Peter Gabriel in terms of his style. Considering PG is numero uno in my book, that's not bad company to be sharing.
Today I wanted to share another track off the album, a song called "Bronte." It's a beautiful, haunting tune, and it turns out, it's about his family friend's dog who passed away. The family put the dog down in the backyard. Gotye wrote this song for the dog and to commend the family on what an excellent job they did for helping their children cope with the grief, according to the Internet.
Hence the opening line "Now your bowl is empty, and your feet are cold and your body cannot stop the rocking, I know it hurts to let go."
So pet owners, it might make you a bit too sentimental. I'm just saying.
Aidan, who is also crushing on Wally—I love it when the teen and me can share music love—loves this video as well because it reminds her of a movie she loves, Princess Mononoke. But then again, give that girl some Japanese anime and she'll follow you anywhere.
I hope you like this song. Enjoy.
I'm thinking the tickets I bought to his show in Minneapolis will make me very happy. Very happy indeed.