Recent visitors to Australia, UK indie act Wild Beasts, offer the latest contribution to the ‘What The Fuck?’ Department with the surprise news that they have remixed the latest single from Lady Gaga’s multi-million selling album Born This Way.
The band’s Hayden Thorpe, who admits working on the song was like ‘sleeping with the enemy,’ says Lady Gaga’s people approached the band, who once they recovered from the shock, teamed up with label mate Jon Hopkins to remix ‘You And I’.
He told the NME; “It’s such a bizarre, unlikely thing that I was really drawn to it. That ‘What the fuck?’ element is really invigorating in a way. The song is more Shania Twain or Sheryl Crow -esque than Lady Gaga so that was even more of a draw. It seemed like a huge challenge, which was really enticing, and I think as a band we’ve always quite thrived off doing unlikely things.”
“I think sometimes it’s important to do things which are out of character, or potentially damaging, you want to take risks sometimes, and it was a risk in that it’s sort of like sleeping with the enemy.”
Thorpe also revealed that he remixing was undertaken amidst the recent looting and fires in London, saying that he and Hopkins were worried about looters trashing their studio in London’s East End.
“The studio where we were working on it was down near Roman Road, where there was trouble. Jon wouldn’t turn the music up too much in case people heard, realised there as a studio there and decided to loot it. There was a real sense of fear, which I found quite bizarre.”
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