Phoenix Discuss R. Kelly Collaboration

"We are big fans..."
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Phoenix have spoken about the possibility of recording material with R. Kelly following their Coachella collaboration.

Phoenix aren't afraid of doing something unexpected. Invited to perform at Coachella earlier this year, the French group contacted R&B icon R. Kelly. A relationship quickly struck up between the two parties, and - at the urging of Phoenix - R. Kelly joined the band onstage during their performance.

Guitarist Laurent Brancowitz spoke to Radio.com at Lollapalooza, revealing that the collaboration was entirely organic. "We are big fans" the musician explained, "and we asked him in a very simple way and explained what we had in mind and he just said yes".

"The idea came to us one week before the show, very late," he continued. "Before going onstage we always put on R. Kelly's music, which is very far from our music, but we love his art. So we created a mash-up between our music and his music. We sent it to him and he said yes. The funny part is he arrived late so we didn’t see him before. We met him onstage. We didn't rehearse so there was a beautiful tension."

The hosts couldn't resist asking if Phoenix "any plans to record with him in the future" to which the guitarist said: "Yeah, maybe. Maybe (Lifts sunglasses and winks). Maybe. Maybe soon you will know. Maybe."

Wait and see.

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