Gotye Wins For Record of the Year

I called it. Scroll down. I called it.

This song deserved it. It’s a really well-made song, very beautifully orchestrated and performed with a subtlety that is rarely seen in pop music today. His rare talents probably come from the fact that Gotye is at heart an alternative artist, who happened to stumble to the forefront of the mainstream purely by accident. He charmed an entire culture with that song and I’m happy that his achievements are being recognized tonight.

The question that now remains is how will Gotye follow this up? Will he retreat back to his alternative niche, or remain in the limelight?

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Tom Barnes

Tom Barnes is a senior staff writer at Mic focused on music, activism and the intersection between the two. He's based in New York and can be reached at tom@mic.com.

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