Gotye: ‘I’d like to work with Kate Bush’

Singer also speaks about how he's planning to spend his new found wealth

Gotye has said that his dream collaboration would be with Kate Bush.

The singer, whose real name is Wouter De Backer, told NME that he wasn’t sure that he and Bush could work well together, but he’d like to try.

Asked who he would most like to work with, he said: “I go to say idols of mine like Kate Bush, she’s amazing. But then again, when you’d idolised someone like that over the years, it’s hard to meet them and treat them like a regular person.”

The singer also spoke about how the new wealth he has come into off the back of the success of his new album ‘Making Mirrors’, and in particular lead-off single ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’, but said he wouldn’t be buying anything extravagant.

Asked about this, he said: “Even with a bigger balance in my bank account, it’s not like I’m planning to splurge on property or anything. It’ll be more like if I want to work with someone and they happen to live in Canada, I can fly over there and actually spend a few weeks there, which is quite luxurious to me.”

He continued: “I’m not thinking about moving house, I might build a proper studio though. I used a barn last time and I’ve dismantled that set-up. People have asked me before what I’m going to splurge on and if it’s anything it’ll be something musical like an organ or something for my girlfriend.”

Gotye is currently touring the US. You can watch the video for ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and clicking.