making a private album

It’s like when your four or five, you wanna walk up to a stranger in the street and sing them a song and they’ll be happy. That’s pretty naive, right ? Pretty silly, right ? But I think it’s the main drive, even behind people that are very private. They would like to play you a song, or sneak up behind you and put headphones on you. I think there’s something in me that wants to give. But it’s finding that what you’re giving is really precious, it’s not some tabloid gossip, some trash that nobody wants to know anyway.

NME, 11 August 2001