In some circles, British musician Chris Corner is best known as a founding member of ’90s trip-hop outfit Sneaker Pimps. But in more modern circles, he’s known as IAMX – his electro-pop alter ego with five albums to his name since emerging about a decade ago and a sixth – Metanoia – on the way. Corner told us the song was actually something of an “afterthought” during the recording process. “‘Happiness’ was the last song to be recorded,” he said. “The album was pretty much complete but I felt something simple and fundamental was missing. The irony being that the afterthought became the first single.”
IAMX launches a US tour in early October. Sneaker Pimps’ 6 Underground is one of my favorite tracks from the 90s.