Music Interviews

Alan Menken

Alan Menken“Always be in love with the process”

Albert Hammond Jr.

Albert Hammond Jr.“I loved pushing that boundary”

Alexander Ebert

Alexander Ebert“I was constantly in trouble”

Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys“It can’t be held back anymore”

Andrea Bocelli

Andrea Bocelli“Life has been good to me”

Arlo Parks

Arlo Parks“It feels like what I’m meant to do”

Arturo Sandoval

Arturo Sandoval“Focus on today”

Benjamin Bernheim

Benjamin Bernheim“This is an art form that is alive”

Bill Conti

Bill Conti“I’m writing it for emotional reaction”

Björk

Björk“There is a dramatic change in the air”

Black Francis

Black Francis“It doesn’t feel like anger”

Bryan Adams

Bryan Adams“It’s like mining for diamonds”

Carla Bruni

Carla Bruni“The real matter is the people you love”

Chilly Gonzales

Chilly Gonzales“I try to pull the curtain back”

Clive Davis

Clive Davis“You’ve got to earn it”

Cosey Fanni Tutti

Cosey Fanni Tutti“It’s like a metamorphosis”

Curtis ‘50 Cent’ Jackson

Curtis ‘50 Cent’ Jackson“Money is freedom”

Danny Elfman

Danny Elfman“I’m wired in this way”

David Byrne

David Byrne“We did okay”

David Newman

David Newman“You’re bonded to it”

Debbie Harry

Debbie Harry“The music speaks for itself”

Denzel Curry

Denzel Curry“I have no regrets”

Elvis Costello

Elvis Costello“I didn’t have some big blueprint”

Fana Hues

Fana Hues“It feels like completion”

Flume

Flume“I’ve started to put life as a priority”

Flying Lotus

Flying Lotus“Music wasn’t a reality for me”

Genesis Owusu

Genesis Owusu“I’ve always known who I am”

Giorgio Moroder

Giorgio Moroder“I was always interested in the hits”

Grimes

Grimes“I want to be the best”

Gunner Stahl

Gunner Stahl“You can tell if it’s real or not”

Hans Zimmer

Hans Zimmer“You are forever in that dream world”

Hildur Guðnadóttir

Hildur Guðnadóttir“That’s when things come alive”

James Mercer

James Mercer“Everyone was too cool to care”

Jan Lisiecki

Jan Lisiecki“The music speaks for itself”

Jane Birkin

Jane Birkin“There was a sense of being totally free”

Jarvis Cocker

Jarvis Cocker“It’s like seeing into the future”

Jeff Mills

Jeff Mills“You’re only limited by your imagination”

Jóhann Jóhannsson

Jóhann Jóhannsson“Does it speak simply and directly?”

Johnny Marr

Johnny Marr“Who cares about authentic?”

Johnny Rotten

Johnny Rotten“I love chemical imbalances”

Jon Batiste

Jon Batiste“I’m a link in a chain”

Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake“Be in the moment”

Kiri Te Kanawa

Kiri Te Kanawa“It’s coming from your heart”

Lars Ulrich

Lars Ulrich“So far, so good”

Lee “Scratch” Perry

Lee “Scratch” Perry“I am that I am”

Leslie Odom Jr.

Leslie Odom Jr.“We have to make room for all of it”

Lianne La Havas

Lianne La Havas“I don’t do it for anybody else”

Lubomyr Melnyk

Lubomyr Melnyk“It has to be lived”

Ludovico Einaudi

Ludovico Einaudi“It was like a ritual”

Ludwig Göransson

Ludwig Göransson“I’m building a puzzle”

M.I.A.

M.I.A.“I made it to where that actions begins”

Mark Ronson

Mark Ronson“I’m very aware of my place in music”

Matty Healy

Matty Healy“Nostalgia is beautiful”

Max Richter

Max Richter“I like to get to the essentials”

Maya Hawke

Maya Hawke“I’m a lifelong learner”

Mick Jagger

Mick Jagger“Excess was the order of the day”

Mick Rock

Mick Rock“I blame the name”

Missy Mazzoli

Missy Mazzoli“Struggle is part of the process”

Moby

Moby“I don’t want anything from music”

Mykki Blanco

Mykki Blanco“I was in an existential place”

Neil Young

Neil Young“You have to break out of it”

Nelly Furtado

Nelly Furtado“Let’s pull the mask off now”

Nick Cave

Nick Cave“I don’t think that people want to be like me”

Nick Mason

Nick Mason“No one owes anyone anything”

Nico Muhly

Nico Muhly“Pick your battles”

Nils Frahm

Nils Frahm“Everything can be used for the music”

Noah Goldstein

Noah Goldstein“I’ve always trusted my taste”

Ólafur Arnalds

Ólafur Arnalds“It’s not the end of the journey”

Patti Smith

Patti Smith“Rock 'n roll belongs to the people”

Paul Banks

Paul Banks“I feel like they’re evocative enough”

Peaches

Peaches“Every kind of art is a privilege”

Peter Hook

Peter Hook“A magic that people can tune in to”

Philip Selway

Philip Selway“Allow yourself to be in the moment”

Pusha T

Pusha T“People can hear passion”

Randall Goosby

Randall Goosby“It’s not just notes on a page”

Richie Hawtin

Richie Hawtin“I’m interested in man and machine”

Rita Ora

Rita Ora“I didn't have the answers”

Roger Waters

Roger Waters“We are on a knife’s edge”

Róisín Murphy

Róisín Murphy“Everything became about music”

Rolando Villazón

Rolando Villazón“It’s a liberating feeling”

Rufus Wainwright

Rufus Wainwright“I don’t preach”

RZA

RZA“I knew where to go”

Seong-Jin Cho

Seong-Jin Cho“It’s an endless journey”

Seth MacFarlane

Seth MacFarlane“There’s room for all”

Sheila Atim

Sheila Atim“This is who we are”

Shirley Manson

Shirley Manson“I’m enough for me”

Song Yi Jeon

Song Yi Jeon“That’s what I have to do”

Sonny Rollins

Sonny Rollins“I’m part of the universal spirit”

Sonya Yoncheva

Sonya Yoncheva“Art cannot be lost”

Syd

Syd“I’m ready to move forward”

The Chemical Brothers

The Chemical Brothers“That feeling lives with you”

The National

The National“At peace with the darkness”

Tricky

Tricky“I’m in people’s souls”

Wayne Coyne

Wayne Coyne“You get to be a bigger version of yourself”

William Orbit

William Orbit“I’m absolutely open”

Willo Perron

Willo Perron“I never wanted to be very singular”

Yann Tiersen

Yann Tiersen“Music is not language”

Yoann Lemoine

Yoann Lemoine“I’m not there yet”

Yukimi Nagano

Yukimi Nagano“I don’t feel any pressure”

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