When Donald Trump won a shock victory over Hillary Clinton to become president last November, not everybody took the news well.
Danger Mouse, the non-CeeLo half of Gnarls Barkley, revealed that election night depressed him so much that it actually stalled the duo’s plan to link up and discuss a reunion.
Speaking to Zane Lowe about the possibility of both men creating new music together for the first time since 2008’s sophomore effort The Odd Couple, Danger Mouse made it clear that more music is always a possibility.
“I’ll say this: CeeLo and I have always been in touch and we’ve always remained friends and still do and always have a creative desire. That was a part of our lives that never really felt over and never really felt finished and he and I still do discuss it a lot. So that means there’s never not been a potential in my head, so it’s definitely a possibility.”
But he went on to reveal that the last time the two men made plans together, the political shock of the century is what kept the meeting from happening.
“The last time we saw each other was the day before the election in Los Angeles. And we were supposed to meet the next day and I was like, “This thing will be over with by 7:00 West Coast time. I’ll see you around 8 or 9 or something.” I was drinking heavily on a couch by myself staring at the TV at that time. I don’t even know where he was.”
Danger Mouse then tried to put a positive spin on election night, saying that Gnarls Barkley’s music is “very personal … discussions about us, about life and where we were,” going as far as to say that November’s election results might turn out to have “started [the beginning of a Gnarls Barkley record].”
Listen to the full interview below.