There's a lot of personal stuff that can go into songwriting but there's also a lot of dramatization and fictionalization. You have to do that to make a good song.
I used to be a jazz snob, believe it or not. I sort of turned my nose up at anything more commercial.
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 I've been lucky, because I don't feel like I've ever tried to be somebody I'm not. People might disagree.
Jorge Luis Borges