Foster the People Felt Prince's Spirit When They Recorded 'Sacred Hearts Club' In His Studio

For the latest installment of Billboard’s series “How It Went Down,” Foster the People breaks down how “Sacred Hearts Club" came to be, explaining that it actually took years to “sift through the material” and make a complete song.

Composed where Prince recorded his self-titled record at Sunset Sound studios, the band could literally feel his aura. “You can definitely tell there’s a spirit in there. There’s something going on,” said Isom Innis of Foster the People. Inspired by the musical innovator, the group moved forward with the song, using “every drum kit in L.A.” to do so, and finally saw it coming together when they reconvened at a studio a year later.

 

“It felt really great to all just be in one room and listen back to years worth of just ideas being thrown at the song,” Sean Cimino told Billboard.

According to the band, a lot of their songs are a continuous work in progress, detailing their creative process and what it entails in the studio. In the video, Innis said: “Our songs, we construct them and deconstruct them so much, we kind of forget exactly what we contributed to them. They just start in a certain place and then all of a sudden, they finish and ok, wow, that just happened.”

Watch the episode above for the full explanation of "Sacred Hearts Club."