I’ve always been very anti-style. Music has got nothing to do with style, it’s a question of sincerity. So I wanted to make it irrelevant what style was used. It’s just like a jumper and a pair of trousers. When you meet a person, you try to find out what the person is about. What she’s wearing doesn’t matter. The songs were what mattered, and they could have anything they wanted. It didn’t matter if they needed a 20-piece brass orchestra from Bombay, or a trombone player from Kent. Journalists see all these different styles as a statement, but why I was doing it was to make that invisible, to make the songs more visible.

TimeOut, 11 august 1994