Tony Visconti recently sat down with Rolling Stone
to discuss David Bowie
's forthcoming album ★ (pronounced Blackstar
) and how they were heavily influenced by Kendrick Lamar
, that it features James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem
) and a jazz quartet fronted by Donny McCaslin helped the process. Watch the video for the title track in the replies.
"We were listening to a lot of Kendrick Lamar. We wound up with nothing like that, but we loved the fact Kendrick was so open-minded and he didn’t do a straight-up hip-hop record. He threw everything on there, and that’s exactly what we wanted to do. The goal, in many, many ways, was to avoid rock & roll."