Jack Penate working with Fatboy Slim on second album

The 'Matinee' singer and the producer are getting along 'like father and son'

Jack Penate is working with Fatboy Slim on his forthcoming second album.

The duo have completed five or six tracks for the follow-up to Penate‘s 2007 album ‘Matinee’, and claim they’re getting along like father and son.

Norman Cook, aka Fatboy Slim, explained: “He’s a fantastic musician and I’ve really enjoyed working with him. He calls me dad and every time I text him I call him son. I think he’s very proud to have me as a dad and I’m very proud to have him as a son.”


The producer also told BBC 6Music that the two share common musical influences, saying: “All our favourite records are the same. We were doing a tune and I said I wanted to achieve the same atmosphere as ‘The Only Living Boy In New York’ by Simon And Garfunkel. Jack was like, ‘Oh, that’s one of my favourite songs’.

“So, we share the same influences and hence came up with the same music.”