Gotye! What happened to this guy? Wouter "Wally" De Backer, aka Gotye, has been laying low after his single "Somebody That I Used to Know" destroyed the charts. The single went 5-times platinum in the US. Though it feels like just yesterday his song was all over social media and the airwaves, the single was released in 2011. If we don't get something new and substantial from him soon, Gotye may very well end up being somebody we used to know.