I'm not anti-fashion, but I've always had a bit of a punk attitude. That's important, I think. I do my own thing.
From being at art college, I've always hated people that have the gall to think that they're being incredibly different when they're doing something in a very acceptable way, something safe that they've seen someone else doing.
I'm uneasy with fame so I do my best to avoid places that will bring me more attention.
To be a mother you must be strong. Even if you don't feel it, you have to pretend.
I don't get easily bored. I'm not that kind of person.
I am a reluctant celebrity, in some ways.
When I go into the studio, I completely detach. I let my emotions come out.
I just aspire to pick people up. That's my ambition.
I'm not over the top; I'm not wacky. I'm fairly understated, and that reflects in the way I sing.
People generally let me be me. People are aware that I'm not someone particularly begging for attention. They hold back a bit with me.
I always see myself as much more of a musician than a celebrity.
When you play arenas you can create whatever you want. At a theater the height of the stage and the limitations of the theater can make you feel more separate from the audience.
I look a lot like my father and his mother.
I can't see myself just endlessly singing the same songs over and over again.
I don't like looking outrageous.
I think you only really feel like an outsider if you've been an insider.
I've never associated myself with other singers, certainly not female singers.
My father was a very difficult man.
My daughter and stepson are really broad-minded.
Radio interviews are really snappy and I'm just bad at that. I just close down.