I bitch quite a bit about the indie genre. It’s not that I dislike all forms of indie music. It’s just hard to find something that doesn’t sound like everything else on Alt Nation – you know, the faux British accent, sweeping guitar with random electronica sounds, and an indie clap thrown here and there for good measure.
But this song is a perfect example of indie done right.
Oh God, I love everything about this song. I love the intricate way the music is layered. I love how the doomed love affair is sung from two different perspectives. The lyrics are so good, and so is the video – I mean, how cool is this video? It’s so creatively random and Gotye and Kimbra are SELLING IT.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve listened to it in the past several weeks. In case you’re wondering, the entire album is good.
And just for fun, here is a mindblowing cover:
It’s five people! All playing one guitar. Who the hell comes up with that? But it’s amazing.