Making 'Magic' With The Scissor Sisters
Every once in a while, a song taps into the cultural consciousness and permeates the pop culture. That's currently happening with Let's Have A Kiki, off The Scissor Sisters newest album, Magic Hour.
Since its release in May, my Facebook timeline has repeatedly been littered with references to this deliciously twisted and utterly exuberant track, which was inspired by Celeda's The Underground -- a club hit from 2001.
"I've always been obsessed with that song," Jake tells me. "I was trying to get that vibe on Kiki, so one day we were messing around in the studio and got the idea for that chorus." Babydaddy adds, "It was just a fun idea that Ana [Matronic, vocals] served as the muse for."
As for his best kiki ever, Jake admits, "I've had some very strange kikis. I was in a club in London and there was a real super freak hanging around. I was just like, 'Whoa, this guy looks crazy.' Turns out we ended up having the best time all night long. His name was Feral BoJangles." Naturally.
Check out the rest of my chat with The Scissor Sisters' founding members, Jake Shears and Babydaddy, where I learn all about the inspiration for and creation of Magic Hour!
Magic Hour is now available.