Stephin Merritt Talks About Magnetic Fields' New Album
Enigmatic mastermind behind the Magnetic Fields, Stephen Merritt is notoriously difficult to interview, so we knew it wasn't going to be easy. Anyone familiar with the brutal honesty of his love songs knows that he has absolutely no interest in sugar coating. Anything. Period. If he doesn't feel like talking about something, then by God, he's not going to, which suits us just fine.
Merritt's finest work is writing about the emotions we don't like to admit we have and would never talk about. It would have almost been a let down if Mr. Merritt wasn't as sharp and prickly as reported. We called him last Friday morning to talk about his newest release, Realism. As expected, nothing went according to plan. Here is some of what was said.The Magnetic Fields - You Must Be Out Of Your Mind