Album: 5 Billion In Diamonds (2017)

Songfacts®:

  • 5 Billion In Diamonds is a trio comprising Garbage drummer and producer Butch Vig, Bristol, England-based DJ James Grillo and UK producer Andy Jenks. This is a track from their self-titled debut album.
  • The song features Sandra Dedrick from The Free Design as guest vocalist. Butch Vig told HMV.com how the collaboration came about:

    "We're huge fans of The Free Design and we actually wrote a song on the album called 'Glider', which is very much a reference to them and tries to capture a little bit of what they do, with complex vocals, layering of harmonies and things, and then we were like 'well, we should have her sing on this'. So James went on her Facebook page and sent her an email saying 'Hey, we have this band 5 Billion in Diamonds, would you like to sing on the record?', and she replies going 'I'd love to'.

    "As it turns out I was headed to Wisconsin last year and she lives in Toronto, so it wasn't too far of a trip for her to come there, we just hired a studio for and got all her vocals done in a day. It was great, it was really fun, she's an absolutely lovely person and still has a killer voice, she sings amazing."

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