Gotye – Eyes Wide Open


After the success of ‘Somebody That I Used to Know’ everyone must be wondering whether Belgian-Australian Gotye is just another one hit wonder here in the UK. Having been around for a significant amount of time, and with three albums under his belt, it’s surprising that it’s taken this long for a song to break through into the UK Top 40. To be honest, I doubt ‘Eyes Wide Open’ will have the same instant success of ‘Somebody I Used to Know’ (which lasted for four weeks at number one) but having said that, it is a good song. Gotye’s vocals are now instantly recognisable and easy on the ear. The steady drum beat throughout makes it a song that definitely gets the foot tapping, but I’m afraid to say the excitement stops there. The emotion expressed in the first single from Making Mirrors just isn’t evident here in ‘Eyes Wide Open’.

6/10. ‘Eyes Wide Open’ is released on June 4th.


About Author


I’m Megan Downing, an English Literature graduate from University of Southampton. I am the Music, Arts and Culture Editor for The National Student. I am the Membership and Communications Officer for the Student Publication Association, I write about music for 7BitArcade, and contribute regularly to The Culture Trip. I have a passion for live music and this is where I began in student journalism. Reviewing a gig or festival is still where my heart lies four years on. I will be starting at MTV as a News Intern in June 2015. One thing you should know about me is that I have an unhealthy obsession with Kevin Spacey.

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