I write hate lyrics really well. It's not every day you can use them, really.
My music has to do with beauty, and it's intended to, if not lift the spirits, then be a kind of a balm to the spirits.
It's an Australian thing to be dismissive. We find that endearing. Americans don't. They believe what you say.
The idea of songwriting is a transformative thing, and what I do with songwriting is take situations that are quite ordinary and transform them in some way. Apart from things like the murder ballads, the songs I write, at their core, are quite ordinary human concerns, but the process of writing about them transforms them into something else.