Spector: ‘Rihanna has been an inspiration while recording our debut album’

Fred Macpherson and co also unveil new video for 'Chevy Thunder'

Spector‘s Fred Macpherson has revealed that Rihanna was an inspiration for sessions on their debut album.

Speaking to NME.COM, the frontman said that he had wanted to work with a host of different producers on the as-yet-untitled LP, which is set for release this spring, in the same manner as a “pop album”.

The singer, who revealed they were working with names such as Tom Vek, Kid Harpoon and Trevor Horn, said:

I kind of conceived it like making a pop album, we wanted to use different producers in the way that Rihanna might if she was making an album – and often does.

He went on to add: “I think it’s going to be really sort of mixed. Like, if you were going to get some Pick ‘n’ Mix if you were shoplifting from Woolworths, and you have to throw it all in the bag before anyone notices. It’s going to be that sort of record.”

This week, Spector also unveiled the video for their new single ‘Chevy Thunder’, which is released on February 27. You can watch by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and clicking.

Talking about the video for the track, which sees the band on an escapade in Mexico and also features the singer locking lips with an older woman in a nightclub, Machpherson said: “She was quite a lady. That [the kiss] was all natural, it was very unplanned. We went to a bar that only served Bud Light or Smirnoff Ice and we were the youngest people there by about 40 years.

“They genuinely thought our guitarist was Prince Harry and they asked me if he was. I said ‘yes’, and then they started treating me with some respect. So anyway, I hadn’t been with a woman in 16 months so I found solace in the arms of an older lady. And it wasn’t the first time.”

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