Q&A Feature: Interview w/ Greg Dulli
Greg Dulli has always had a penchant for sultry, sexy songwriting, so the fact that the new Twilight Singers album, She Loves You, is just that, comes as little surprise. A collection of covers dedicated to the passionate art of making sweet, sweet love, She Loves You reinterprets songs from Mary J. Blige, Bjork and a handful of other unlikely contemporaries. It might sound wrong on paper, but just wait until you hear Dulli’s jacked up, Viagra-induced interpretations. Hot stuff.
Why a covers album?
I prefer to think of it as an interpretive compilation. And, as love songs are my specialty, it was stunning in its obviousness.
How did you go about choosing which songs to include on the record?
They chose me. And they chose their running order. As always, I have an idea or a tale to tell, even if it is with the reworking of others.
Does it please you that your music inspires romance?
Love, sex and romance are crucial parts of my makeup and I am humbled by any inspiration I may have inadvertently caused.
What’s up with the Gutter Twins project you and Mark Lanegan are working on?
I’ve known Mark since the late ’80s, and he is one of my best friends, not to mention an amazing singer and songwriter. I have to say, it was his idea and I was quick in my participation. We’ve got a dozen or so songs and ideas down and we will most likely finish it this winter.
I hear the next Twilight Singers record is already in the works?
I have an insatiable desire for recording music at this moment, unlike I’ve ever had through the years. When you hit a wave like this, you surf it as far as you can.