How do you explain what it feels like to get on the stage and make poetry that you know sinks into the hearts and souls of people who are unable to express it.
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I had spent many years pursuing excellence, because that is what classical music is all about… Now it was dedicated to freedom, and that was far more important.
Everything that happened to me as a child involved music. It was part of everyday life, as automatic as breathing.
I only knew classical music, which to me was the only true music. The only way I could survive at the bar was to mix the classical music with popular songs, and that meant I had to sing. What happened was that I discovered I had a voice plus the talent to mix classical music together with more popular songs, which at the time I detested.
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It is great to have your own label; you can cultivate your own artists… I’ve worked with pretty much everyone I wanted to.
What I learned the most from Prince was putting art first, being creatively ambitious, and putting creativity at the forefront of what I do.
I’ll always write music. Whether I release a record, whether I let the public hear it or not, I’m always writing music.