Facebook R&B crooner Mario has been relatively quiet on the music front for…
- Posted on May 27th 2008 3:00PM by Karen Bliss
The Canadian singer, who now lives in Los Angeles, was in the studio visiting John Legend when West happened to be there as well. Esthero tells Spinner that she saw a beautiful photograph on West's computer and asked him what it was. It turned out to be part of the concept for his stage set.
"He's very detail oriented so he was telling me in great detail exactly how the show was going to be and what was going to happen," Esthero says. "One of the things in the concept was that he was going to land on this planet and be all alone -- sort of this giant opera. It was really amazing -- how the music narrates. He said he wasn't really going to directly speak to the audience, so much as he was going to speak to this spaceship, and that it would be his only companion on this planet that he had landed on. When I asked him, 'Who's the voice of this spaceship?' he sort of went blank. He was like, 'I don't know.' It was one detail he'd forgotten." [laughs]
Esthero then seized the opportunity to tell West that she did voicework. Later, when she was in Vancouver recording her own tracks, she got a call from the rapper. West flew her back to L.A. Easter weekend, and the two went through the script, fine-tuning it the first day and recording the next. "It was super fun and I loved hanging out with him," she says. "His whole crew was really lovely."
"I owe John for that one because he was like, 'Come on down. Kanye's gonna be here,'" she continues. "I've met Kanye a few times. I knew it would be cool if I was down there. I'm just glad I asked what the picture was on the computer. Hopefully, I'll work with him again."