Elvis Costello snagged his second Grammy last night (January 26th), with his and the Imposters' 2018 album, Look Now, winning the award for Best Traditional Pop Album. Costello and the band beat out with Barbra Streisand for Walls; Michael Bublé for Love (Deluxe Edition); John Legend for A Legendary Christmas; and Sì by Andrea Bocelli.
Costello, who has been nominated 15 times in the past, took home his first Grammy back in 1998 for his collaboration with Burt Bacharach on “I Still Have That Other Girl,” which took home the prize for Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals.
We caught up with Elvis Costello backstage at the event last night, and he explained how he approaches recording his music: “With records, people often go in and they're, like, working on a project for a long time. For us, it's about preparing very well before you go in, and actually, doing the recording in a really short order of time. When the red light is on, the emotion is there (and) you try to get the best performance. You can correct things, but we don't need a lot of takes to get it right. We need to prepare to make sure we have the clearest idea of what we're trying to do and we are traditional in that sense.”
Elvis Costello & The Imposters kick off their UK tour on February 28th in Liverpool, England.
Their next U.S. show is set for April 24th at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.