While fun. lead singer Nate Ruess has been dishing details on the band’s latest release, Some Nights, he recently revealed an interesting source of inspiration for the new songs courtesy of an interview with NME.com.
“Kanye West's [2010 album] My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy changed everything for me,” explains Ruess. “I really only listened to hip-hop when making [Some Nights], but I didn't use it as inspiration until My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy came out. It's hip-hop production with real theatricality."
Ruess added that fans should be able to “definitely hear” West's influence because fun. hired several people who worked on My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy to help out with the production of Some Nights.
“We worked with four or five people who worked with that album, so there was the elements that those people supplied and then there was the heartbeat, which was taken from Kanye's 'Runaway,'" notes the singer. “That's in about half the songs on the album. It was all I was listening to, I was obsessed with it."
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