Today I bought tickets for Gotye's first live show in three years. Thankfully Wally is doing some theatre dates in January before the Laneway Festival. He has recently released the single "Eyes Wide Open" off of his upcoming album. It's a song with a strong message about the destruction of the environment, and has an amazing video to go along with it. I really like the main refrain of the song "We walk the plank with our eyes wide open," which you can interpret in a couple ways. One being the obvious that we are willingly ruining our planet and doing nothing about it. But taking that line outside the meaning of the song, I see it as being brave and defiant- walking the plank with eyes wide open, and not being scared about what will happen to you.
Gotye- Eyes Wide Open from Gotye on Vimeo.