Art is basically communication, and I think everyone who's a music lover has had that experience where a record or a recording has kept you company when no one else is around. And I think that is what I'm hoping that people get out of my music.
The only thing major labels can really offer is money.
I think there's a danger, for me at least, in retreating and going inward and depression. I have to stay diligent against that tendency.
I'll never understand how destroying families through deportation benefits our society. How we treat the undocumented says a great deal about us as a people and whether or not we'll continue to fulfill the fundamental American promise of equality and opportunity for all.
Pir Vilayat Khan