Thirty is not an age for a woman anymore.
I feel very warm towards Mum and Dad for giving us the independence they did. My childhood, and the fact we didn’t have a TV, gave me a boundless imagination.
I went to study some orchestration stuff because I got so inspired working with all the orchestras.
I’m too much of a control freak.
It’s actually amazing because you go so far into another side of your brain when you’re studying something completely different, and I loved it.
My dad’s Irish music was such a huge influence.
Life for rent means that my life isn’t really my own, I only rented it for a while, but if I don’t manage to buy it, to own it, then nothing of what I think is mine is really mine.
I spent a lot of my childhood in my own head, making up stories. I didn’t have a lot of outside influences, so I was able to make my own decisions about what I wanted to do.
It’s great to go on your own and discover new things just for yourself, to meet new people and all that. If you’re all on your own, then there is nobody there to guide you and you have to make all the decisions for yourself. It’s quite liberating in a way.
The older you get, the more you realize you’re drifting toward a direction, and sometimes your significant other drifts into an opposite direction. You can’t blame anybody for it.
I write about the things I feel strongly about.
It’s great to just disappear, grab a suitcase, switch the answering machine on and just go somewhere else.
I always want to bring emotion across in a straightforward way. I don’t want to get histrionic when I’m singing. For me that’s just not interesting; it goes too far down one road.
In fact, I’d just like to own something. Everyone thinks I’m glamorous, rich and famous but all I’ve got is some recording equipment and a battered old BMW.
Looking back, I think that’s why I did music. I’d get home from school and the house would be so quiet.