The Los Angeles band said they were “really bummed” when they found out that Perry had got there first by including the jazz man in her ‘Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)’ video, which features a cameo from teen web sensation Rebecca Black.
“We were all really bummed out when we found out that Katy Perry put him in her video, because we had been talking about that for a year — bringing Kenny G into the fold and writing something with him,” frontman Mark Foster told MTV News.
The singer went on to suggest a collaboration with G could still go ahead – but they’d be settling for Perry‘s “sloppy seconds”.
Foster also revealed the meaning behind recent single ‘Pumped Up Kicks’, explaining that it’s about “bullying and the tragedy it produces”.
“If that kid retaliates in a nasty way, both sides end up being harmed,” the frontman said.
Foster gave a slightly expanded explanation of the song’s meaning during an interview with NME last month (June 18), claiming that it is about “a cowboy kid living in a place where everybody else is dressed cool” who fantasises about “going on a killing spree”.
Foster The People, who released their debut album ‘Torches’ last month, are due to return to the UK for festival dates at Lovebox, Latitude and the Reading And Leeds Festivals later this summer.