Contact Us

Gotye Says New Music Isn’t on the Horizon

Gotye
Paul Kane, Getty Images

While this probably doesn’t come as a surprise to avid Gotye listeners, the singer-songwriter (real name Wally de Backer) says he has no plans to release new music any time soon. The Aussie recently spoke to Gigwise about how he is no rush to complete a follow-up to his 2011 release ‘Making Mirrors,’ which features his hit single ‘Somebody That I Used to Know’ with Kimbra. 

“It takes me a long time to make Gotye records. This one ['Making Mirrors'] took two and a half years. There’s lots of experimenting and playing with sounds and production techniques,” De Backer said. Gotye continued, “I don’t have a follow up to ‘Making Mirrors’, and probably won’t do another Gotye record for another two or three years.”

So far, Gotye has released three studio albums — ‘Boardface’ in 2003, ‘Like Drawing Blood’ in 2006, and ‘Making Mirrors’ this past year. With a large gap between his already released records, this news isn’t really shocker, and we’re glad that he takes his time while recording — it’s a matter of quality over quantity for the performer.

Meanwhile, Gotye’s breakout hit ‘Somebody That I Used to Know,’ whose video has just hit more than 100 million views on YouTube, continues to grow in popularity amongst a wide variety of fans. “I don’t think the song would have happened without a really great label,” Gotye said, before adding that “Ashton Kutcher and Katy Perry have been tweeting about the track.”

The most surprising part of this interview? The fact that Gotye isn’t ruling out a collaboration with a pop star like Perry, saying that he enjoys “a lot of Katy Perry’s tracks” before adding, “it would be weird and interesting if I collaborated with an artist like that.”

Watch the Gotye ‘Somebody That I Used to Know’ Video Feat. Kimbra

Best of the Web

Festival Fever News

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://diffuser.fm using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on Diffuser.fm quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on Diffuser.fm quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!