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- Posted on Jan 15th 2009 4:00PM by Steve Baltin
Antony, the haunting voice of his Mercury Prize-winning group, tells Spinner that Björk in particular moved him. "Björk really shocked me when I was in the studio with her," he says. "She's really fearless in her willingness to tear something apart, make something new, try something, really always exploring. So she really encouraged me to step out and take more risks."
While collaborating with the Icelandic diva was a one-time experience, Antony has a long-running friendship with Reed, who's more of a mentor to the singer. "With Lou, artistically, his commitment to intuition is really profound," Antony says. "But he's a really deep guy, and he just gets me a lot of really invaluable advice about doing things and he looks out for me, so I feel very fortunate to have him in my life."