James Murphy Credits David Bowie For The Reunion Of LCD Soundsystem

first_imgTimes are good with LCD Soundsystem back in our lives, and the band shows no signs of slowing down. Since reuniting in 2016, LCD Soundsystem has played numerous concerts and festivals, finally confirmed a new album on the way—even releasing their newest tunes “american dream.” and “call the police.”—and plotted an extensive tour ahead of them this fall. Having said goodbye five years prior, it’s been an exciting year for fans of LCD Soundsystem. This is all, apparently, a result of Sir David Bowie.According to LCD frontman James Murphy, in a new interview with BBC 6 Music, the decision was partially influenced by David Bowie. The two had worked together on Bowie’s farewell album Blackstar, during which Murphy was also exploring the idea of reuniting his band. David Bowie’s response is what made him leap to a final conclusion. Read the transcript of his comments below:“I spent a good amount of time with David Bowie, and I was talking about coming back, putting the band together. And I was going through the hems and haws of it, and he said, ‘Does it make you uncomfortable?’ And I said, ‘Yeah,’ and he said, ‘Good. It should. You should be uncomfortable.’ And the first thing that popped into my head was, ‘What the? What do you know? You don’t know what it’s like to be uncomfortable.’ That was my thinking. Because, of course, I’m imagining that if I was David Bowie, I’d just be walking around flipping everybody off, like, ‘I’m David Bowie!’ Like, nobody can say anything! Unless maybe Lou Reed’s there, and then he can be like, ‘Alright.’ There are maybe one or two people that get to literally not—nothing can be said about them. But that’s not who he was ever in his life. He was always making himself uncomfortable. And it was such a great feeling of, like, you just don’t know what you are to anybody else.”You can listen for yourself in the audio bit below:last_img

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