Wu-Tang Clan and Sharleen Spiteri Bonded Over Their Rebellious Spirit
According to Sharleen Spiteri, RZA and his bandmates quickly struck up a friendship with the Texas members because both of them tended to ‘rebel against the norm.’
AceShowbiz –Sharleen Spiteri has insisted Wu-Tang Clan “took a chance” by collaborating with Texas.
The “Say What You Want (All Day, Every Day)” singer – who worked with the hip hop icons on a new version of the track in 1998 – has opened up on their friendship over the years.
“We’re all geeks together,” she smiled to Britain’s Metro newspaper. “I’m in a band because I didn’t fit into normal life and a nine-to-five job. I rebelled against the norm and that’s what the friendship is based on.”
“RZA said we took a big chance on doing the collaboration and I burst out laughing. They were the ones taking the chance!”
The seemingly unlikely pals have joined forces again on the title track of Texas’ new album “Hi“.
The reunion came about while the band were working on a documentary for their anniversary, which led to them focusing on their first collaboration.
“It was great. We were making a documentary for Texas’ anniversary and decided to focus on a moment that was really pivotal in our career,” Sharleen explained.
“We chose the collaboration with Wu-Tang on Say What You Want, and while RZA and I were having a chat, we were like, ‘We should make another record!’ “
“(Bandmate) Johnny McElhone and I had already written ‘Hi’ and thought it was the perfect song.”
The album dropped at the end of May, and the 53-year-old star admitted she felt “sick” with nerves despite the record being their 10th LP.
She previously said, “I feel sick. You never get used to the pre-album nerves.”
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