Fleet Foxes' Robin Pecknold: ''Grown Ocean' was inspired by nicotine patches'

'You have these really crazy experiences in your dreams,' Pecknold explains

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Fleet Foxes frontman Robin Pecknold has revealed that the band's new album 'Helplessness Blues' was partly inspired by nicotine patches he was wearing during recording.

The singer was speaking in this week's issue of NME, in shops and available digitally tomorrow (April 13).

It was put to Pecknold that the album's first single, 'Grown Ocean', sounds like it was based on a dream. He replied: "Yeah. If you use a nicotine patch it can give you really insane dreams, really vivid and real. It kinda got to the point where I'd put a nicotine patch on before going to bed to see what would happen."

He added: "You'd have these really crazy experiences in your dreams. It was fun."

Read the full interview with Pecknold in this week's issue of NME.

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