Calvin Harris‘ remix of “Spectrum” by Florence and the Machine has left Florence herself feeling a bit nostalgic. MTV caught up with the beautiful songstress at Lollapalooza this past weekend to ask for her thoughts on the success of the remix. The song has not only become an absolute sensation in England, but the band’s first ever U.K. #1 hit.
“It’s funny too, because it’s a remix,” she said. “It was basically a swap, actually. I wanted Calvin to remix ‘Spectrum,’ and he wanted me to do a song for his record. So we did a trade. He just handed it in, and it was amazing. He knows the score.”
Welch went on to speak about her past experience with electro music and the rave scene in the early 90’s.
“We’ve been into it since the ’90s, since Acid House and all the big raves in Manchester; but that’s a different kind of dance music. I went to raves, but I wasn’t really there for the music!” she laughed. “I wore some weird stuff to raves. I wore a curtain. They were, like, squat, art-college raves, so people would be wearing the weirdest stuff ever. Someone came dressed as a string of sausages once … lots of bubble wrap, curtains, stuff like that.”
Clearly, Florence gets it. Check out the interview below!