John Cale has a new album out this spring. And the follow-up to 2016's M:FANS – a reworking of his 1982 LP Music For a New Society - will be inspired by something new entirely. Progressive rappers.

In a new interview with Savages' Jhenny Beth on her Beats 1 show, the former Velvet underground member shared that Chance the Rapper, Earl Sweatshirt, Vince Staples and Domo Genesis are all major influences for the album's sound.