Spend time reflecting on your emotional and physical existence and how that applies to the voice. You have to apply that wisdom and experience when you sing – it’s what comes through.
My public image is so low-key but I get to travel the world and still have an audience and it’s really amazing. I don’t take that for granted.
I think masculinity is bravado against the mystery of the universe of women. It’s just a fear of not knowing what women have that’s so powerful. It’s this shield they put up to try to get closer.
Heartache is very fertile ground for song-making but so is happiness so is absolute bliss.
Life is so impermanent that it’s not about somebody else or things around me it’s about knowing you are completely alone in this world and being content inside.
You have to respect your audience. Without them you’re essentially standing alone singing to yourself.
I mean I am fully aware of my influence and my responsibility to society in general representing the gay community. But in the same time I don’t represent the entire gay community because it’s a vast vast community as one can imagine.
We’re in a period where society seems very attracted to flash and that seeps into people’s musical taste.
When women make their image about youth and sexuality and not about intellect that’s kind of a dead-end road. So I think it’s a combination of self-entrapment and entrapment by society.