Warpaint have revealed their new album Heads Up took shape immediately following the death of David Bowie back in January this year.
"David Bowie had died the day before, and we went into the studio and listened to David Bowie and built our studio out of our practice space," Emily Kokal and Stella Mozgawa told Beats One's Julie Adenuga in an exclusive interview which broadcast last night.
"We took our practice space and started making it something to record in. It was a great way to enter the studio because it was such a celebration of somebody who was so prolific and such an ever-changing artist. I think that set the tone for what became Heads Up.”
Kokal and Mozgawa also spoke out about the band's side projects, with Jenny Lee Lindberg and Theresa Wayman both involved in their own pursuits: "Everybody had done what they needed to do for themselves more, and so first of all, that was exercise, so people got some stuff out of their system and there wasn’t so much pressure on the band. Then also honed your own creative styles and so there was individual strength in the collective, instead of just this one head that we had done before where we make an album for four years."
Listen to the interview above.