Newswire: David Bowie inspired the return of LCD Soundsystem, James Murphy says

During a recent radio interview with BBC 6 Music, James Murphy, the musical mastermind behind LCD Soundsystem, recalled a conversation with David Bowie that helped inspire his decision to bring the band out of retirement. According to Murphy, Bowie, who was a friend and collaborator, pushed LCD’s ever-reluctant star to confront the challenges that were making him “uncomfortable” with the idea of a revival. Here’s the full quote:

I spent a good amount of time with David Bowie, and I was talking about coming back, putting the band together. And I was going through the hems and haws of it, and he said, “Does it make you uncomfortable?” And I said, “Yeah,” and he said, “Good. It should. You should be uncomfortable.” And the first thing that popped into my head was, “What the? What do you know? You don’t know what it’s like to be …

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