Artist News

OK Go on new album

By | Published on Friday 20 February 2009

OK Go’s Damian Kulash has spoken to Rolling Stone about the band’s new album and says it’s been influenced by the likes of Aretha Franklin, Al Green and Prince.

He says of the record, which has the working title ‘Help Is On The Way’: “I was in a heavy classic-soul/’Purple Rain’ phase – that’s why there’s not that many guitars on the album. Those songs make guitars feel redundant and sledgehammer-ish. If you need a loud, heavy guitar to make your song rock, there’s a problem with your song”.

“It’s like ‘Purple Rain’ through broken speakers. Maybe that’s a little unfair – obviously we’re not fucking geniuses – but it’s dancey and anthemic and expansive”.