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Neko Case chats about friendship with John Grant in new interview

23 December 2015, 15:18 | Written by Laurence Day

In a new interview with Best Fit, Neko Case has spoken about her friendship with singer/songwriter John Grant.

Speaking to Alex Wisgard, Case says that the Twitter-born plot to create a "Eurythmics-style electropop album" is still bubbling.

“Our love affair continues in the ether,” Case says. "It’s a text message conversation that includes photos of plants, some knitting… he’s like the best friend I’ve always had, but we didn’t start actually speaking until about a year and a half ago. I mean, he was on tour, and now I’m on tour – basically I just have to go to Iceland.”

"Mostly he’s been sending photos of slippers and stuff," Case continues. "I think it’s a good way of starting – it’s just gonna naturally evolve, but I’m super into it. I have a lot of faith in it. We just discovered on the phone we both speak Russian, so maybe we can come up with a song in Russian which… people don’t really like those unless they’re Russian, so there you go. We even got John Congleton on the phone [during the podcast]. We were like ‘John Congleton! What uuuup!’ And he was really sweet, he was like ‘Hey, I’m in the studio right now with Nelly Furtado, but I’ll get back to you.’... I really want this record to happen! Don’t kid yourself, I want this.”

Case's new collection Truckdriver, Gladiator, Mule is out now via ANTI.

Read the full interview with Neko Case.

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