After the tremendous success of 2011's 'Making Mirrors' and it's hit single 'Somebody That I Used To Know', Gotye is struggling to follow up with a new album.
Singer/songwriter Gotye is reportedly having some trouble putting the finishing touches on his new album. Gotye is currently working on the follow-up to 'Making Mirrors', his 2011 album containing the hit single 'Somebody That I Used To Know', however his progress has been hampered by a sudden ''hurdle'' and he believes the new album will still take a while yet.
Wally De Backer, who is better known by his stage-name Gotye, told FasterLouder.com.au: ''I've started a bunch of ideas that I really like, but I just seem to have hit a bit of a hump in terms of how I'm connecting that with moving them forward into finished pieces or into songs. When I think about it, it's quite similar to the experience I had in previous years trying to make records: there are always certain bigger hurdles you hit, and you wonder whether you're actually getting anywhere, but maybe you do actually have a lot of stuff under your belt. Very broadly that's where I'm at, I'm just working away.''
The album is receiving help from Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Arcade Fire producer, Nick Launay, as well as Astralian producer Franc Tetaz. Gotye has worked with the producers in Canada, and explained that: ''Lots of ideas and jams came out of [the sessions], and they're very promising, but I've struggled to find a direction for them beyond instrumental canvases ... it's nice to experiment with those things, but a lot of experiments don't necessarily work. You just don't know until you try things.'' 'Making Mirrors' was awarded Record Of The Year, and between the album and the single 'Somebody That I Used To Know', Gotye earned three Grammy Awards.