Back when I was really obsessed with this song, my friend F. gave me an album called The Great Australian Soundtrack, because he had recently returned from a year in Australia, and Somebody That I Used to Know was on the soundtrack. While I went through it and looked at the artists, my reaction was pretty much “I didn’t know HE was Australian” or “I didn’t know SHE was Australian”! Basically, I like a lot of Australian artists and I didn’t even know they were Australian.
Fast forward to the Olympics when I was listening to Phillip Phillips every night. A lot of people compare him to Dave Matthews Band, but I don’t really get that. There was somewhere else I’d heard his sound, and today I finally realized it was in Pete Murray, an artist on the Great Australian Soundtrack.