Postal Service Hearts Pop Music

Ben Gibbard: “I’ve always had a soft spot for Phil Collins. He’s a great vocalist. And the thing is that I can’t [really] sing that song. I was trying to do the vocals for that song in my house and there are all these little inflections and flutters. It’s really acrobatic. I’ve covered Avril Lavigne. I like good pop songs, and I don’t think there should be any kind of preconceptions about where good pop songs come from. At the core you are heading towards the same ends ? you’re trying to create this three-minute little symphony.”

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