Singer hoping for musical namecheck in writer's novel
[b]Florence And The Machine[/b] frontwoman [b]Florence Welch[/b] has admitted she is hoping to convince author Brett Easton Ellis to write into one of his books.
The singer admits she is envious [b]Bat For Lashes[/b] got the treatment in his recent novel [i]Imperial Bedrooms[/i].
The writer behind the likes of [i]Glamorama[/i] and [i]American Psycho[/i] often includes musical cameos in his novels, both in the form of songs his characters are listening to, and occasionally having rock stars appear as themselves.
[i]Imperial Bedrooms[/i] is a sequel to his debut [i]Less Than Zero[/i], and both titles were inspired by the names of [b]Elvis Costello[/b] songs. In the new release, one of the characters listens to [b]Bat For Lashes[/b] music in the course of the novel, and [b]Welch[/b] told The Independent she hopes her band could feature one day too.
“[We don’t get a mention in the new book] but [b]Bat For Lashes[/b] does, which is impressive,” [b]Welch[/b] declared at the [b]London[/b] launch party for [i]Imperial Bedrooms[/i]. “Maybe [I could feature in the next one]. I guess I’d better go and introduce myself!”
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