The ‘Future Nostalgia’ singer gave a credit to the Aussie group’s Andrew Farriss and the late Michael Hutchence for the track, but admitted the likenesses between the melody of the two tracks wasn’t an intentional move.
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Speaking to Billboard’s Pop Shop podcast, she said: “When we were in the studio, we didn’t quite connect the dots. We were just like, ‘Oh yeah, this is great!’ We were on such a high and we were just working on it, and then I listened back, and I was like ‘Hold on, guys…’
“The guys at INXS, the people that are looking after the publishing, were very nice and they really liked the song, so we gave them a publishing credit, a writing credit on the track, because it was only fair, and it just brought nostalgia even more to the forefront, you know? It confirmed that part for us.”
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As for the tracks that ended up featuring on the album, Dua admitted to using those she could envisage performing at her “dream” gig at Glastonbury.
She said: “If I could imagine it at a festival – like Glastonbury is always my little dream bubble that comes up – I’m like, ‘If I can perform this song at Glastonbury then it should go on the record’.”
On what is being billed as “the biggest ever Live Lounge”, the BBC Radio 1 event will see a group of artists gathering in their homes to cover of the Foo’s classic. All proceeds from the single will be split between Comic Relief and Children In Need.