The Age has an interview with Marcia Hines about her upcoming album Amazing, due out April 14, and about her smokin’ duet on the song Remedy with Russell Crowe. Excerpt:
Hines approached long-time friend Crowe when making the album last November to join her on the duet, and he agreed after hearing the track in a “gracious and generous” move, Hines says.
“He’s an all-rounder and it’s cool that he has a passion for music,” she says. “I hope audiences love hearing it as we loved doing it.”
She says the track is about a tormented, rocky love affair and Crowe encouraged them to “take it to the max” on the ad-libbed banter that features between the arguing duo.
“The track is about loving someone in the way that makes you tremble and gives you aches and pains, you know the deal,” she says.
The pair recorded the song in three hours at Free Energy Device Studios in Camperdown. Crowe is also to direct and star in the video in a few months time, she says.
The pair first collaborated in 2005 on the song Testify, which appeared on the 2005 album My Hand, My Heart by Russell Crowe and the Ordinary Fear of God, introduced by trumpet player Stewart Kirwan, who played in bands with both Hines and Crowe. The pair performed Testify at the AFI Awards that year.