moving to Spain

I had lived in England for three years, and I was an A-list celebrity there. It was me and five other people. It sounds really bigheaded, but it was just a fact. As a foreigner, I was kind of flattered. It was like I was being offered a role in their society : ’Will you be the person we watch and look at ?’ But I didn’t like it. I felt if I breathed in, that 100,000 people were synchronising their breathing with me. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that everybody leaves England - John Lennon, David Bowie, Becks (David Beckham) and Posh (Victoria Beckham). People can’t handle it over there. So I said, ’Thanks for the honour, but I’m not interested,’ and I moved to Spain for six months, made "Homogenic" and stepped out of the whole thing.

Spin Magazine, May 2007