Newspaper interviews are fast becoming the "connection" pages for musical artist these days. Rather than your agent calling my agent, it now goes: Artist A expresses interest in working with Artist B during an interview. Artist B reciprocates, also in an interview.
That's the story with Beyoncé Knowles and Canadian-themed indie band Of Montreal anyway. During an interview with tabloid-shaped broadsheet The Guardian, Beyoncé remarked "There's so many people I'd like to work with still, but I'd like to maybe go outside of the box. My sister has put me on to bands like Of Montreal and some other different types of artists. I would love to do something like that on my next album."
In a similarly themed interview in Paste Magazine, Of Montreal front-man Kevin Barnes replied "I fell in love with Beyonce's 'Crazy in Love' and since then, I've always kept an ear out for what she releases.
"There is a reason why she's the most popular and beloved female vocalist of our time. I would be fully psyched to work with her. Your move, Beyonce."
Sounds promising, but we're still waiting for the Avril Lavigne and Children of Bodom collaboration, mostly because we wonder what the sound of Avril Lavigne being garrotted would be like on record.