Legendary songwriter Randy Newman is due to receive the Song Lyrics of Literary Excellence award from PEN New England next month. In anticipation, he sat down with Rolling Stone to reflect on his fifty year career and discuss what else he’d like to accomplish. On the bucket list? An EDM album. Yes, as in Electronic Dance Music.
“I’d like to do an EDM record – get some Swedish guy, have him do 700 dates ‘til he breaks, then get another one,” Rewman explained. “I could write it. I think I could. Some of that’s kind of irresistible.”
Also in the interview, Newman showed some love for Kanye West, who he called a “hell of a lyricist.”. “The music’s great, too,” he added.
Below, watch Newman perform “Political Science” during a recent concert in London and try to imagine what a Skrillex remix of this would sound like.