Fleet Foxes music inspired by nicotine

By | Published on Wednesday 13 April 2011

Fleet Foxes

Er, Fleet Foxes frontman Robin Pecknold has told NME that his nicotine patches helped inspire parts of the band’s new album, ‘Helplessness Blues’.  The music magazine commented on the dreamlike quality of the first single release ‘Grown Ocean’, and Pecknold claimed that this is down to his use of the aforementioned fag-quitting-aid.

“Yeah. If you use a nicotine patch it can give you really insane dreams, really vivid and real”, he’s quoted as saying. “It kinda got to the point where I’d put a nicotine patch on before going to bed to see what would happen. You’d have these really crazy experiences in your dreams. It was fun”.