Anything that I write comes from the soul.
I always hate explaining away songs, because for me they mean something, and for other people, they'll mean something absolutely different.
I don't write poems and put them to music. Just let things flow.
I lead two totally separate lives. There are times when I have to slip into rock star mode.
I sit down and create atmospheres, start playing guitar or piano and just sing whatever comes out of my mouth.
I studied German at school. I lived in Berlin for two years and had a German girlfriend for five years, so I don't find speaking German particularly difficult. Singing was slightly more difficult.
I tend to like songs that are very emotional, that strike a chord with me emotionally.
I wasn't ever a massive David Essex fan, but I liked a few of his tracks, and Stardust was one of them.
I will be the focal point for however long I decide to play. Half of me likes that idea and half of me doesn't, but once the adrenaline kicks in, I'll probably really enjoy it.
Music is really all about experimentation and lots of trial and error. It's just mind-numbingly boring until you hit on something that works well.
Once I'd chosen the songs, it seemed like it would just be a question then of recording them. But it's a case of trying to re-invent the songs; taking them in different directions.