‘Utopia’, features a spoken-word snippet from Yoko


Your new single, ‘Utopia’, features a spoken-word snippet from Yoko Ono. How did the collaboration come about?

Melissa Logan: We played with her before, at the B-52’s silver anniversary in New York [in 2002]. At the time, she had a lot of bodyguards around it was very hard to approach her. We wanted to work with her and she ignored us. So we went to a lecture [Ono was giving] and recorded her and put it on the ‘Utopia’ song. We were like naughty school-kids. We wanted her attention basically.

Are you concerned at what her response might be?

ML: Peter Weibel [noted Austrian artist], who is also on the new record, said, ‘Don’t worry.’ He’s friends with her music manager and there’ll be no problem. I guess we’re covered.


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