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- Posted on Nov 15th 2007 2:00PM by Jolie Lash
"I've never wanted to do a solo record. Definitely not," the singer says. "I just want to make an amazing Razorlight record."
Before he left for America, Borrell was writing with Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine. "She's got the most incredible voice," Borrell enthuses.
Does that mean a boy-girl duet, Spinner asks of what began to sound like a side project.
"Maybe," he says. "We went up to the Yorkshire Moors, up in the North of England. It's really beautiful -- like 'Wuthering Heights' kind of thing. Florence came up, we were writing songs ... When we finish touring this thing I think I'll go and do that for a few weeks, meanwhile still working on the Razorlight stuff and see how it goes. But I just want to make an amazing third Razorlight record really."
Another thing Borrell might be occupying his time with when the tour finishes, are a few fun events. For example, the Costume Institute Gala party he attended at NYC's Met, earlier this year was more than a blast the singer said -- it provided an opportunity for proper conversations with rock royalty.
"That was really fun," he enthuses. "You get to sort of meet [David] Bowie and [Mick] Jagger and people like that. It's always really amazing to speak to musicians who've done [the rock 'n' roll thing] from the generation that even our generation grew up worshipping. I feel so blessed and so lucky because all of my English music heroes from that time, I've spoken about "it" with, which is amazing."
While Borrell wanted to keep his conversations with the music elite private, one thing Spinner bets he didn't bring up, reports he is being turned into an action figure. When we told him, it was news to the Razorlight rocker.
"That would be hilarious," he says of the proposed plastic Johnny Borrell mold. "[An] action figure? That sounds amazing. I don't think you have feelings about things like that. You gotta laugh, smile. It'd be pretty cool. I can't say it was ever one of my ambitions ... but you know."