You have to respect your audience. Without them, you're essentially standing alone, singing to yourself.
Life is so impermanent that it's not about somebody else or things around me, it's about knowing you are completely alone in this world and being content inside.
My public image is so low-key, but I get to travel the world and still have an audience and it's really amazing. I don't take that for granted.
Look. Art knows no prejudice, art knows no boundaries, art doesn't really have judgement in it's purest form. So just go, just go.
If you knew how meat was made, you'd probably lose your lunch.
The older I get, the more I embrace who I am.
I think I have a better sense of my weaknesses - being self-important, selfish and having a big ego probably triggers all the other stuff. I can see myself more clearly.
I just really allowed my muse to be my guide and I just go with whatever I'm feeling.
I think I have allowed my voice to experiment with the different genres. And I think that I have just really enjoyed the journey of getting to know my voice and seeing what it's capable of, what it's not capable of.
The sky is an infinite movie to me. I never get tired of looking at what's happening up there.
I'm nearly 50. I'm past being photographed falling out of bars.
It's just a theory really, but I have always thought that your physical surroundings can shape your voice and personality.
My voice and the styles and genres I sing all express my appreciation for what I hear.
I sort of believe that my voice was preordained; I'm a Buddhist who believes in reincarnation so I think that my voice is a few lifetimes old.
I don't sing anything that hurts my voice.
Minimal is the word I'd use to describe how I live and dress, and it's also how I sing. I'm not a big fan of overemoting.
I never, my producer never, we never let myself just sing. We were always trying to get the perfect vocal.
I wanted to write songs that would play themselves on stage, songs that sweep you through their current.
Television really has been my vehicle. I don't get played on the radio much, so I've relied on TV a lot.
As a songwriter you have an umbilical cord to the song and it's hard to expand on your understanding of the lyrics. Whereas when you cover a song you can create your own reason why you're attached to it.