Interview: Gotye – The Reflection of ‘Making Mirrors’ – Part 3

Wally De Backer aka Gotye is only hours away from playing the final show of his current national tour. The recent string of dates come at the end of almost two years of touring behind the award-winning album Making Mirrors. In that time Gotye has transcended from local act to international sensation behind the runaway hit Somebody That I Used to Know.

Waiting to take the stage in front of a packed Sydney Entertainment Centre, the same building where Gotye collected multiple ARIA Awards only weeks ago, De Backer sat down to reflect on life since the release of Making Mirrors.

Part 3 delves into the contentment that comes with success. Although De Backer is grateful for the opportunities and recognition that Making Mirrors has afforded Gotye, his happiness is not necessarily rooted in conventional notions of success.

Although the exposure from Making Mirrors has undoubtedly altered De Backer’s life and the career of Gotye, the musician from Melbourne still makes music for the same reasons and values that first inspired him. De Backer’s happy-go-lucky demeanor predates the success of Making Mirrors and serves to keep the humble songwriter appreciative and receptive to the pleasures of musical exploration.

Watch: Gotye – The Reflection Of ‘Making Mirrors’ – Part 1

Watch: Gotye – The Reflection Of ‘Making Mirrors’ – Part 2

Watch: Gotye – The Reflection Of ‘Making Mirrors’ – Part 4

Friday, 14 December – Entertainment Centre, Sydney or 136 100

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