Music Interviews

Song Yi Jeon

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

Tricky

Tricky“I’m in people’s souls”

Bryan Adams

Bryan Adams“It’s like mining for diamonds”

Hildur Guðnadóttir

Hildur Guðnadóttir“That’s when things come alive”

Rolando Villazón

Rolando Villazón“It’s a liberating feeling”

Seong-Jin Cho

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

Missy Mazzoli

Missy Mazzoli“Struggle is part of the process”

Benjamin Bernheim

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

Philip Selway

Philip Selway“Allow yourself to be in the moment”

Denzel Curry

Denzel Curry“I have no regrets”

Mykki Blanco

Mykki Blanco“I was in an existential place”

Alan Menken

Alan Menken“Always be in love with the process”

Matty Healy

Matty Healy“Nostalgia is beautiful”

Ludovico Einaudi

Ludovico Einaudi“It was like a ritual”

David Newman

David Newman“You’re bonded to it”

Cosey Fanni Tutti

Cosey Fanni Tutti“It’s like a metamorphosis”

William Orbit

William Orbit“I’m absolutely open”

Jan Lisiecki

Jan Lisiecki“The music speaks for itself”

Kiri Te Kanawa

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

Danny Elfman

Danny Elfman“I’m wired in this way”

Randall Goosby

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

Sonya Yoncheva

Sonya Yoncheva“Art cannot be lost”

Nico Muhly

Nico Muhly“Pick your battles”

Arturo Sandoval

Arturo Sandoval“Focus on today”

Flume

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

Syd

Syd“I’m ready to move forward”

Elvis Costello

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

Genesis Owusu

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

Fana Hues

Fana Hues“It feels like completion”

Sonny Rollins

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

Arlo Parks

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

Peaches

Peaches“Every kind of art is a privilege”

Debbie Harry

Debbie Harry“The music speaks for itself”

Sheila Atim

Sheila Atim“This is who we are”

Leslie Odom Jr.

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

Jon Batiste

Jon Batiste“I’m a link in a chain”

Carla Bruni

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

Jarvis Cocker

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

Andrea Bocelli

Andrea Bocelli“Life has been good to me”

Jane Birkin

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

Seth MacFarlane

Seth MacFarlane“There’s room for all”

RZA

RZA“I knew where to go”

Lianne La Havas

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

Gunner Stahl

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

Nick Mason

Nick Mason“No one owes anyone anything”

Willo Perron

Willo Perron“I never wanted to be very singular”

Bill Conti

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

Ólafur Arnalds

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

Ludwig Göransson

Ludwig Göransson“I’m building a puzzle”

Roger Waters

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

Noah Goldstein

Noah Goldstein“I’ve always trusted my taste”

Lee “Scratch” Perry

Lee “Scratch” Perry“I am that I am”

The Chemical Brothers

The Chemical Brothers“That feeling lives with you”

Chilly Gonzales

Chilly Gonzales“I try to pull the curtain back”

Richie Hawtin

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

Lubomyr Melnyk

Lubomyr Melnyk“It has to be lived”

M.I.A.

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

Róisín Murphy

Róisín Murphy“Everything became about music”

Paul Banks

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

Max Richter

Max Richter“I like to get to the essentials”

Björk

Björk“There is a dramatic change in the air”

Flying Lotus

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

Yukimi Nagano

Yukimi Nagano“I don’t feel any pressure”

Mick Rock

Mick Rock“I blame the name”

Nelly Furtado

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

Moby

Moby“I don’t want anything from music”

Wayne Coyne

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

Clive Davis

Clive Davis“You’ve got to earn it”

Alicia Keys

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

Yann Tiersen

Yann Tiersen“Music is not language”

Jeff Mills

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

Pusha T

Pusha T“People can hear passion”

Nils Frahm

Nils Frahm“Everything can be used for the music”

Grimes

Grimes“I want to be the best”

Jóhann Jóhannsson

Jóhann Jóhannsson“Does it speak simply and directly?”

Black Francis

Black Francis“It doesn’t feel like anger”

Mark Ronson

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

Giorgio Moroder

Giorgio Moroder“I was always interested in the hits”

Peter Hook

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

Johnny Marr

Johnny Marr“Who cares about authentic?”

Hans Zimmer

Hans Zimmer“You are forever in that dream world”

James Mercer

James Mercer“Everyone was too cool to care”

Yoann Lemoine

Yoann Lemoine“I’m not there yet”

Rita Ora

Rita Ora“I didn't have the answers”

The National

The National“At peace with the darkness”

Lars Ulrich

Lars Ulrich“So far, so good”

David Byrne

David Byrne“We did okay”

Albert Hammond Jr.

Albert Hammond Jr.“I loved pushing that boundary”

Alexander Ebert

Alexander Ebert“I was constantly in trouble”

Rufus Wainwright

Rufus Wainwright“I don’t preach”

Shirley Manson

Shirley Manson“I’m enough for me”

Neil Young

Neil Young“You have to break out of it”

Johnny Rotten

Johnny Rotten“I love chemical imbalances”

Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake“Be in the moment”

Curtis ‘50 Cent’ Jackson

Curtis ‘50 Cent’ Jackson“Money is freedom”

Nick Cave

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

Mick Jagger

Mick Jagger“Excess was the order of the day”

Patti Smith

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

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