Is Gotye writing a concept album about electro pioneers?
Lior finished up his month as our Artist In Residence with a focus on his homeland, showcasing great songwriters from Australia and New Zealand.
One of those songwriters is Wally De Backer – aka Gotye – a friend of Lior's. We all know that De Backer has been busy with his band The Basics in recent times, with their new album The Age Of Entitlement finally hitting shelves just a couple of weeks ago. But Lior reckons new Gotye material is well and truly on the boil.
When introducing the song 'State Of The Art', Lior confessed that he'd recently met up with De Backer and got some insight into new Gotye material. Which he then shared with us.
“I just saw Wally a couple of weeks ago actually," Lior said. "He’s living in New York now and he’s currently working on a concept album – which sort of follows the line of this track – looking at electronic music and pioneers of electronic music and dedicating a song to some of those pioneers. And stylistically this song was cited as being closest to the style of the music that he’s working on at the moment."