The knock-out punch is always the one you never see coming.
It really doesn't matter to me what people say about me anymore.
I wanted to try to write songs on the piano to get a different flavor.
Listen, I'm out of this system, man, I'm out... I'm doing better than ever. I couldn't be more happy.
There's a lot of music that sounds like it's literally computer-generated, totally divorced from a guy sitting down at an instrument.
Everyone's just extracting meaning and feeling and emotion from almost every aspect of music, and I think that for me, it's a huge antidote to that to have a concept album.
For me, there's a fine line between telling a story that's fictional with lots of details and then removing yourself too much from it, so it's bloodless, a little too fictional.
It's funny, because my last record was a lot about isolation and people living in separate worlds that other people can't even understand, which drug addiction is the perfect negative example of.
I didn't want to play these people any more songs and have them say that they weren't good enough. So my response was to just not be able to write anymore. I know that's not the healthiest of responses.
When you’re a charmer the world applauds they don’t know that secretly charmers feel like they’re frauds When you’re a charmer you hate yourself a victim of sideshow hypnosis like everyone else.