Look, when I look back, from 20 onwards, I was actually having a pretty good time, I have to say.
I write a lot, and very often I write a couple of lines that are particularly revealing in some kind of way. And then as a few more lines get added and a piece gets added, eventually the song pretty much takes over and you can't really find a way to change those things.
If you're Australian, you feel it in your bones because you're at odds with everybody else, except other Australians, in the sense that people always seem to be behaving strangely. People always seem to be behaving the wrong way, in a different way. You say things and there are silences.
I see it as my duty in some way is to be out in the world as an Australian putting forward what I consider to be authentic Australian music.
Marcus du Sautoy