Q – How did your cover of the Human League’s “Human” with Stephin Merrit’s Sixths come about? Does it bespeak any fondness for either the Human League’s or Stephin Merrit’s work, or was it just another day’s work?

A – Both, but more the former than the latter. I was intrigued to see how Stephin worked, and frankly, he had always been very flattering in his public proclamations about my work. As I recall he produced the whole session with a dog under his sweater and then sung the female vocal himself. Illuminating, at least.

Publication date: 28/03/2007