Gotye OK being a one hit wonder

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 28 September 2012


Gotye doesn't mind being perceived as a one hit wonder, because he knows his true fans will have listened to all three of his albums

Gotye doesn't mind being seen as a one hit wonder.

The singer's track 'Somebody That I Used to Know' has been one of the biggest singles of the year worldwide, and he doesn't mind if it's his only successful track.

He told NME magazine: "I would take a sort of perverse pleasure if a certain part of the public think of me as a one-hit-wonder. I'd be in some good company."

The Australian musician added he knows his real fans have been listening to his sound develop over three albums, but accepts most people will only associate him with his mega hit.

He added: "If I go on to never make any music that is as commercially successful as this and that means that there's a divide between some people's perception of me in the pop sphere versus the actual music I've made, and people actually taking the time to listen to the rest of it, then I think that's actually kind of interesting."

'Somebody That I Used to Know' reached number one in 13 countries around the world, but Gotye - real name Wouter De Backer - admitted he almost left it unfinished.

He previously said: "I hit a brick wall after I hit the first chorus, and it took me a few weeks to decide if I should write the second verse from a female perspective.

"But I stuck with it, and I was really proud once it was finished."

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