The Big Pink: 'We're inspired by Kanye West'

The duo say 'Future This' takes its lead from 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy'

Matt Salacuse
Photo: Matt Salacuse
The Big Pink have revealed that their new album, 'Future This', took inspiration from Kanye West's 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy'.

Speaking to news.com.au, Robbie Furze of the duo explained that he thought West's 2010 album was "amazing". He continued: "That record is almost like a rock indie record - it's the indie rock hip-hop record. It's so musical and pushes things into lots of different areas. That's what we wanted to do with this."

Furze compared their current release to 2009's 'A Brief History of Love', saying their debut album was far more downbeat than its follow-up. "Although I love the first record, it was generally quite a down record," he said. "The gigs had quite a sombre feel, too, so we wanted to create a different type of energy on this record."

He also added that the duo feel like they've done a better job on the new album when compared to their first effort, adding that he had taken singing lessons in advance of the recording sessions. He explained: "It feels like we've taken it to the next level and we've done a better job. We were so excited to get back into the studio, it was more excitement rather than pressure. Going into it we didn't have that feeling of, 'Oh, we have to do the follow-up now'. It was more, 'Get us back into the studio to write new tracks!'"

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