I genuinely don't feel that anything that's been written or said about me has overshadowed my music, and that's the most important thing as far as I'm concerned.
What I was going for in the first two albums I didn't necessarily achieve. Because I was young and because it was my first time out. And the second album was such a 'quickie' sort of 'Let's just get it over with!' But the kind of music I make, there's a lot of subtlety in it. And I think it takes a couple of listens to actually really get it.
I feel like all the songs are little scenes, different angles, of the feelings that come around something ending.
I wasn't a trained Mickey Mouse club performer. I played in jazz clubs and restaurants.
Eamon de Valera