The Fun. co-leader Jack Antonoff is building a strong and lucrative second career as a behind-the-scenes songwriter type; he produced and co-wrote Taylor Swift’s excellent “Out Of The Woods.” So it’s intriguing to think about what he and Grimes could do together. Grimes appeared on “Take Me Away,” a hazy track from Antonoff’s solo side project Bleachers. And in a recent Daily Beast interview, Antonoff mentions that he’s just been spending some time in the studio with Grimes. Here’s what he says:
I’ve done these sessions where they throw a bunch of writers together and have a reference for what they want to do, and it’s factory-farming bullshit. But anytime I work with Taylor or Tegan and Sara or Sara Bareilles or anyone I’m working with right now — I was with Grimes yesterday, who I love — it’s just the two of us in a room having a really good time. Or a really emotional time. We’re throwing around ideas and sounds so that the result is 1 + 1 = more than 2. That’s why it’s really cool to collaborate.
(via The Daily Beast)
Grimes’ “Go” was a divisive song around these parts, but Grimes has never made a secret of her love for mainstream pop music, and I’m still rooting for her to enter that universe somehow.