Gotye is of course the artist behind ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’, one of 2011 and 2012’s most durable hits. ‘Hearts A Mess’ is quite different from that particular earworm in that it exposes a softer underbelly to Gotye’s music. There’s crazy offbeat percussion, subtle strings, and the clever use of what sounds like a vintage keyboard (a mellotron perhaps?) … all combining to supplement a set of lyrics so tragic, it’s almost enough to bring a tear to a glass eye … (if that’s your bag).
“Let me in/where only your thoughts have been/let me occupy your mind/as you do mine/your heart's a mess/you won't admit to it/it makes no sense/but I'm desperate to connect/and you, you can't live like this”
… *wipes tear*