Translated from Bosnian: Elizabeta Bakovska
Sometimes I become aware that the music that moves me is gone. That it has been spent and some new time has brought some new media and ways of expression, and that music started to pay the price for that. Or, even worse, that I have spent myself too, that I am older and hungry for a different energy that is still unknown. Or, the worst, that chemistry between the two of us is gone.
And that I hear ‘We Are Dreamers!’. Magic at work! Tindersticks are dreamers, I never doubted it, and this song is an anthem. Duos are an old specialty of Tindersticks. First thing that comes to mind is Travelling Light, with Karl Torgeson from Walkabout… or ‘A Marriage Made in Heaven’ with Isabella Rossellini.
And when it comes to Lhasa De Sela… They first recorded Sometimes it Hurts with her, and later Stuart invited her to participate in his second solo album, The result is the killing song ‘That Leaving Feeling’. One of those that I often forbid myself. Lhasa did not live to see her last cooperation with Tindersticks, just as James Dean did not make it to see his third film. The title of the film was Giant, and the song is ‘Hey Lucinda’.