music being truthful

In the past, I have been very anti-escapism. I thought people were being cowards by making pop music that didn’t sound like their own life. I’d listen to the radio and say, ’That’s not like my life. What’s she singing about ? I’ve never felt that, you know ?’ I tried to make songs that actually sounded like everyday life.

NYLON magazine, #14 june/july 2001