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- Posted on Sep 25th 2009 11:05AM by Melinda Newman
"[Our record] almost sounds like a Saturday morning cartoons thing," Yorn told Spinner at a recent Interface taping in Los Angeles. "You think of this super sexed-up Serge and Brigitte thing and when I hear our record, it deviates very much from that. It's more of a school kid, innocent thing."
Yorn and Johansson have known each other for years and, unlike Gainsbourg and Bardot, they display more of a brother-sister vibe than songwriter and sex-kitten muse. In fact, an even more innocent relationship helped bring about the album's conception, after Yorn was going through a state of "acute anxiety" that left him with insomnia.
"It just would not go away," he says. "I was not feeling well at all and I was trying to fall asleep in one of my brothers' homes. I was curled up in a ball on the bed and I was like, 'Think nice thoughts.' I was thinking about my little niece that I love so much ... I must have passed out for like 30 seconds, and I just came to. My heart was racing and I had this feeling like you would have if you left the oven on, that kind of anxious feeling, but it was 'I've got to make a duets record.' It happened like a flash."