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Gotye Says New Music Isn’t on the Horizon

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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

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