I am a very sensitive person, very impulsive and emotional.
I think that after a year of Portishead I've become a little more sober.
Let's get one thing straight: there's no such thing as the Bristol sound.
I've just put my heart and soul in a song and need at least a week to recover.
There's not only emotion in the way you sing but also in what you sing. That way I can compensate it.
Most of the lyrics are over a year old, and it doesn't feel like it's about me. Time created a distance.
I still don't like doing interviews. I hardly do any... I hope this will be the last one for a long while.
I've had a wordless phase, and that's still not entirely over: what I sing is not always literally meant that way, and you can hear that in the way it is sung.
I thought I had a clear picture of death, but now I know it's a mystery and it will always be a mystery, although it is something we all have in common: everybody knows that life ends with death.
I try to imagine how we would live if we didn't know we were going to die. Would we live our lives differently? Less careful, maybe? Less scared? These are beautiful things to think about and build a song around.