Natasha Bedingfield Talks Collaborating with Javier Colon on "As Long As We Got Love"
Thu, 08 Dec 2011 14:09:28
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Natasha Bedingfield makes a hypnotic and heartfelt cameo on Javier Colon's "As Long As We Got Love" from Come Through For You.
Bedingfield sounds flawless as she shares vocals with Colon, providing the perfect balance to his impeccably soulful delivery. It's an appropriate follow-up to her most recent fantastic studio album, Strip Me, and it illuminates what a powerhouse singer she is.
Natasha Bedingfield spoke to ARTISTdirect.com editor in chief and Dolor author Rick Florino in this exclusive interview about "As Long As We Got Love" and more…
What spoke to you about "As Long As We Got Love"?
It's quite a realistic and relatable love story, and that's what spoke to me about the song. When you know someone for a while so well, it's easy to take them for granted. Life can be hard at times and full of responsibilities, but having love in the midst of all of that is what helps us get through it all, having each other helps us know what life's about.
Were you a fan of Javier? When did you first hear him?
I am a fan! His voice is amazing. I saw him on The Voice, and he really impressed me.
Was there instant chemistry in the studio?
We actually didn't meet in the studio! Due to our schedules and where we both live, it wasn't possible to be in the studio at the same time and in the same place! We had met before this, but we met again on the set for filming the video. It's always fun being around Javier and how he just bursts into song! We sang his songs, my songs and even some Disney [Laughs].
What does the song mean to you?
This song to me is all about the journey that love takes us on—it's not just about the here and now, but about how those moments become the story of you and your other half. And how something can grow from simple hopes and dreams to becoming real—as long as we have love!
Would you want to collaborate again?
Javier is a lot of fun to be with and so talented. I would love to collaborate again if the opportunity arose.
Click here for our Q&A with Javier Colon.
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