her musical evolution

The essence I don’t think has changed at all since Debut. I’ve just become better at working in the studio and I feel like I’m a better singer. People keep saying : “Ooh, between every album it’s a revolution“, and they either praise me or knock me for my short attention span .And I’m like : “What short attention span ?“ I don’t feel like I’ve changed at all.

I feel like I’ve come a long way. I feel like I’m much better now at putting down the music inside my head. I had the live side of my character and then there was the studio boffin side ; the boffin side kind of peaked with Vespertine and Medúlla, and Volta is where they meet again. So I feel the merge between the spontaneous and the academic is more seamless on Volta . . . it’s more fluid between the left and the right hemispheres of my brain.

The List (Issue 584,) 23 August 2007