After playing to a sold out crowd at Seattle’s Showbox SODO last night and having just completed a grueling European tour as well as the majority of his US tour, the biggest challenges still seem to be looming for Gotye. This weekend he goes on to be the musical guest of NBC’s Saturday Night Live and joins the Sunday line-up of Coachella 2012.
Gotye’s single, ‘Somebody That I Used to Know,’ featuring the very talented, Kimbra, has officially reached #1 on iTunes and judging by the crowds at two of the shows I’ve attended, he is reaching a very large and diverse audience. Although he denies any assertion of “Rock Star,” he certainly seems to be headed in that direction. All the while, the most important thing for Wally is that he is producing and writing music that he loves, and always creating something new and unique.
Catapult Music was lucky enough to catch up to Wally De Backer by phone on January 23rd, just prior to his big tour, to discuss his thoughts on his own success, how he survives a tour, and advice for other musicians who, like him, are trying to re-write pop music. Click here to read the interview.