Spiritualized's Jason Pierce: 'I took life-saving medication while making our new album'

Singer was diagnosed with long-term liver disease before recording 'Sweet Heart Sweet Light'

Spiritualized's Jason Pierce: 'I took life-saving medication while making our new album'

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Spiritualized's Jason Pierce has revealed that he was diagnosed with long-term liver disease before starting work on new album 'Sweet Heart Sweet Light'.

In an interview with the Guardian, the singer said that he had been using life-saving medication while making the LP, including weekly injections and a daily intake of pills.

He said:

I found out I had long-term liver disease. My liver was pretty gone, basically.


The singer also revealed that he had been given an untested drug usually given to leukemia patients but decided to carry on with writing sessions on the record, adding: "I decided to make a record on these drugs".

Speaking about the album itself, he said: "The further I get away from the treatment the more I feel it wasn't me making that record. It was like I wasn't in my own head. It was made in such weird conditions, it's hard for me to get a handle on it."

'Sweet Heart Sweet Light' is released on April 16. It is Spiritualized's seventh studio effort, and the follow-up to their 2008 album 'Songs In A+E'. You can watch the NSFW video to their song 'Hey Jane', which is taken from the LP, by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and clicking.

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