Music Interviews

Moby

Moby“I don’t want anything from music”

Björk

Björk“There is a dramatic change in the air”

M.I.A.

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

RZA

RZA“I knew where to go”

Peaches

Peaches“Every kind of art is a privilege”

Syd

Syd“I’m ready to move forward”

Flume

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

Tricky

Tricky“I’m in people’s souls”

Lee “Scratch” Perry

Lee “Scratch” Perry“I am that I am”

Bryan Adams

Bryan Adams“It’s like mining for diamonds”

Ólafur Arnalds

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

Sheila Atim

Sheila Atim“This is who we are”

Paul Banks

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

Jon Batiste

Jon Batiste“I’m a link in a chain”

Benjamin Bernheim

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

Jane Birkin

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

Mykki Blanco

Mykki Blanco“I was in an existential place”

Andrea Bocelli

Andrea Bocelli“Life has been good to me”

The Chemical Brothers

The Chemical Brothers“That feeling lives with you”

Carla Bruni

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

David Byrne

David Byrne“We did okay”

Nick Cave

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

Seong-Jin Cho

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

Jarvis Cocker

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

Bill Conti

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

Elvis Costello

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

Wayne Coyne

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

Denzel Curry

Denzel Curry“I have no regrets”

Clive Davis

Clive Davis“You’ve got to earn it”

Alexander Ebert

Alexander Ebert“I was constantly in trouble”

Ludovico Einaudi

Ludovico Einaudi“It was like a ritual”

Danny Elfman

Danny Elfman“I’m wired in this way”

Nils Frahm

Nils Frahm“Everything can be used for the music”

Black Francis

Black Francis“It doesn’t feel like anger”

Nelly Furtado

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

Noah Goldstein

Noah Goldstein“I’ve always trusted my taste”

Chilly Gonzales

Chilly Gonzales“I try to pull the curtain back”

Randall Goosby

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

Ludwig Göransson

Ludwig Göransson“I’m building a puzzle”

Grimes

Grimes“I want to be the best”

Hildur Guðnadóttir

Hildur Guðnadóttir“That’s when things come alive”

Albert Hammond Jr.

Albert Hammond Jr.“I loved pushing that boundary”

Debbie Harry

Debbie Harry“The music speaks for itself”

Maya Hawke

Maya Hawke“I’m a lifelong learner”

Richie Hawtin

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

Matty Healy

Matty Healy“Nostalgia is beautiful”

Peter Hook

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

Fana Hues

Fana Hues“It feels like completion”

Curtis ‘50 Cent’ Jackson

Curtis ‘50 Cent’ Jackson“Money is freedom”

Mick Jagger

Mick Jagger“Excess was the order of the day”

Song Yi Jeon

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

Jóhann Jóhannsson

Jóhann Jóhannsson“Does it speak simply and directly?”

Alicia Keys

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

Lianne La Havas

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

Yoann Lemoine

Yoann Lemoine“I’m not there yet”

Jan Lisiecki

Jan Lisiecki“The music speaks for itself”

Flying Lotus

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

Seth MacFarlane

Seth MacFarlane“There’s room for all”

Shirley Manson

Shirley Manson“I’m enough for me”

Johnny Marr

Johnny Marr“Who cares about authentic?”

Nick Mason

Nick Mason“No one owes anyone anything”

Missy Mazzoli

Missy Mazzoli“Struggle is part of the process”

Lubomyr Melnyk

Lubomyr Melnyk“It has to be lived”

Alan Menken

Alan Menken“Always be in love with the process”

James Mercer

James Mercer“Everyone was too cool to care”

Jeff Mills

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

Giorgio Moroder

Giorgio Moroder“I was always interested in the hits”

Nico Muhly

Nico Muhly“Pick your battles”

Róisín Murphy

Róisín Murphy“Everything became about music”

Yukimi Nagano

Yukimi Nagano“I don’t feel any pressure”

The National

The National“At peace with the darkness”

David Newman

David Newman“You’re bonded to it”

Leslie Odom Jr.

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

Rita Ora

Rita Ora“I didn't have the answers”

William Orbit

William Orbit“I’m absolutely open”

Genesis Owusu

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

Arlo Parks

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

Willo Perron

Willo Perron“I never wanted to be very singular”

Pusha T

Pusha T“People can hear passion”

Max Richter

Max Richter“I like to get to the essentials”

Mick Rock

Mick Rock“I blame the name”

Sonny Rollins

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

Mark Ronson

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

Johnny Rotten

Johnny Rotten“I love chemical imbalances”

Arturo Sandoval

Arturo Sandoval“Focus on today”

Philip Selway

Philip Selway“Allow yourself to be in the moment”

Patti Smith

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

Gunner Stahl

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

Kiri Te Kanawa

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

Yann Tiersen

Yann Tiersen“Music is not language”

Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake“Be in the moment”

Cosey Fanni Tutti

Cosey Fanni Tutti“It’s like a metamorphosis”

Lars Ulrich

Lars Ulrich“So far, so good”

Rolando Villazón

Rolando Villazón“It’s a liberating feeling”

Rufus Wainwright

Rufus Wainwright“I don’t preach”

Roger Waters

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

Sonya Yoncheva

Sonya Yoncheva“Art cannot be lost”

Neil Young

Neil Young“You have to break out of it”

Hans Zimmer

Hans Zimmer“You are forever in that dream world”

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