We’ve been patiently waiting for months to see how Gotye’s hit Making Mirrors single “Somebody That I Used To Know” would translate live — especially alongside Kimbra, the female lead voice in this tune’s breakup narrative. Now we have the perfect take to soak in: the Australian singer-songwriter with his New Zealand-born guest performing the smash in KCRW‘s intimate Los Angeles studio.
As it turns out, Gotye and Co. have worked out a live rendition that is remarkably consistent with the studio recording, complete with samples, keyboard patches, percussion, and a pair of vocal performances that don’t require studio magic to be ready for the radio. Fortunately for those of us not in the Southern California area, the radio station shared footage of this inspired version. Making Mirrors is still streaming in full here, and the live clip of “Somebody That I Used To Know” is above.