SuBo’s “powerful” song inspires dance act Hot Chip


By Michael MacLeod

SUSAN Boyle has “completely inspired” a song on electro band Hot Chip’s new album.

The London group’s frontman Joe Goddard said the Scots singing sensation somehow passed him by when she stunned the world on Britain’s Got Talent last April.

But he revealed he was blown away when he “finally went on the internet” to see what all the fuss was about.

He says Subo’s “powerful” voice was the inspiration behind “Keep Quiet,” a track on their new album, One Life Stand, released next week.

Immediately after watching Boyle’s famous performance of I Dreamed a Dream, he and his geek-pop bandmates penned their next big hit.

Goddard said: “I knew nothing about her, I’d missed the show, missed her going around the world on YouTube – everything.

“So I finally went on the internet. Mine was the five zillionth hit or whatever.

“And I was blown away. It was a brilliant performance of a brilliant song; incredibly moving.

“There’s a bit a third of the way through where the music drops low and Susan sings about the tigers that come in the night and take away her dreams.

“I just thought that was really powerful so I tried for a similar atmosphere on our song.

“I wrote it in a day and it was completely inspired by Susan.”

Hot Chip will play Glasgow’s 02 Academy on February 12 and Edinburgh’s Picture House the following night.