Frontman Kevin Barnes says he still wants to work with Beyonce too
The band’s singer Kevin Barnes confirmed that Solange will guest on the album, which will also feature R&B singer Janelle Monae. He told Stereogum that the album, which is due out in late summer/early autumn, will either be called ‘False Priest’ or ‘The Controller Sphere’.
Barnes added that he remains hopeful that a collaboration with Beyonce will also materialise after she revealed she was a fan of the band.
“Maybe it will happen. I’d love to do it, it would be a fun experience,” Barnes said. “It’s just something she dropped and hasn’t really developed. I wonder about it, too, because I don’t know how good I am at writing songs for other people.”
He said that he’d already written a song potentially for Beyonce, though he doesn’t know whether it’s too “weird” for her.
“When I heard that she said that, I thought, ‘Oh, I should try to get something going’,” he said. “I started writing this song, and then next thing I know… [he collaborates with Solange]. It’s so weird that she would ever in a million years listen to it, let alone record it! It’s a challenge for me.”