September 27, 2012 17:11
Gotye: 'If I'm a one hit wonder, then I'm in good company'
The 'Somebody That I Used To Know' singer says he doesn't care if it's his only hit
The singer, whose track 'Somebody That I Used To Know' has become a YouTube hit – racking up over 300 million views to date – tells NME: "If I was to become a one-hit-wonder, I'd be in some good company."
Gotye says that his real fans – who will know that the track is in fact from the singer's third album – will have taken the time to listen to all his work before writing him off as a one-hit wonder. "I would take a sort of perverse pleasure if a certain part of the public think of me as a one-hit-wonder," he says.
"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 me and the actual music that 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."
Gotye will play two UK shows later this year, playing gigs in London and Manchester in November. Gotye will first headline London's HMV Hammersmith Apollo on November 12 and then play Manchester's O2 Apollo on November 15.
To check the availability of Gotye tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.
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