Man of the moment, Gotye of “Somebody That I Used To Know,” just finished two dates at Coachella Valley Arts and Music Festival last month where he played to packed tents with thousands of fans singing along to his hit song.
Many people were just there to hear that song and “Somebody That I Used To Know” has become highly-saturated across the globe. There are covers like the most recent by prog-rock band Coheed and Cambria, parodies, and even a Glee appearance–which Gotye wasn’t initially fond of but warmed up to.
Much of the rest of his album Making Mirrors is less traditional and more like experimental art pop. It’s a well-constructed sonic feat, but Gotye said in an interview that for his next album he’d like to do something more “traditional.”
The Belgian-Australian told NME that he can’t put a “timeline” on when his new album will come out but he’d like “to do a more traditional record, focusing more on chords and harmonies and things like that. I’d like to collaborate more with people and make more use of my band, rather than just me working on my own.”
“I work in stages, I usually need to withdraw for a while and experiment with things before my better ideas start floating to the top,” Gotye continued, describing the recording process. “I have a lot of unfinished things and demos from the last record, but I usually like to start afresh when I make a new record, so going by my previous track record, a couple of years wouldn’t be out of the question.”
And are their any producers that Gotye wants to work with in particular?
“There’s a guy called Tony Maserati, who I’m a big fan of, I’d like to work with him,” Gotye said. “There’s also Damian Taylor, who I’m a big admirer of, he’s doing The Killers right now and I think we’d work really well.”
Two other producers that Gotye mentioned he’s fond of are the Los Angeles-based production duo, 4Frnt, who did a remix of the “Somebody That I Used To Know” that Gotye liked enough to tweet.