Gotye - Learnalilgivinanlovin

The whole track bounces along like an excitable puppy.

As soon as you put ‘Learnalilgivinanlovin’ on your stereo you are instantly transported back to the heady days of Motown, when acts like The Supremes, The Temptations and The Four Tops churned out hit after glorious feelgood hit. What is all the more surprising to discover that the track wasn’t created in the US or even by a latterday soul group, but instead by a solitary guy who goes by the name of Wally De Backer who recorded the track in his bedroom in Australia.

But who or how this track was created is pretty irrelevant because 3 seconds in and you’re surfing tidal waves of wall-of-sound percussion, perky brass stabs and deliciously sweet backing harmonies - think the Shangri-La’s ‘Leader Of The Pack’ minus the tragedy and given a funky working over by Stevie Wonder. Amazingly, this track doesn’t once drown under its undeniable retro feel; instead, it’s so immediately likeable it has ‘instant hit’ stamped right through it like a musical stick of rock.

The whole track bounces along like an excitable puppy, conjuring up images of carefree scorching days by the beach with a group of your best mates – in fact, it’s the perfect sun-filled soundtrack to the summer we’ve never had.

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