working with Timbaland

I walked into the studio with Timbaland with no preparations. Usually I would have already written the song and there would just be a small little space for the visitor. But now I just wanted some challenge. We improvised for one day, and I just sang on top of whatever he did. You just walk in the room and it’s just“ — she made an explosive sound — “pfff !, and I just went pfff !, and we did seven tracks, just p-p-p-p-p-p. You get really smitten by his energy. It’s like, why doubt ? Who needs the luxury of doubt ?

the New York Times, 29 april 2007