I get out on my bike almost every day. If I can’t walk somewhere, I’ll bike or skateboard.
I have been drawing and creating visual works my entire life, as long as I can remember.
I’ve actually thought very little about solo work up until just very recently.
When we make records, it’s hard to pinpoint one thing that inspires a record. It’s usually a number of different things that lead to inspiration or wanting to write something down and share it with someone.
I’m sure we’ll be Tweetin’ up the Twitosphere as we travel around the world playing music.
I’ve been painting and drawing and taking pictures as long as I’ve been writing music – and I’ve actually been drawing longer than I’ve been writing music.
What’s interesting is a lot of the older music when we start performing it, it acts a lot like muscle memory. It’s kind of like riding a bike. For me as a singer, I just had to remember like what part of my face I sang that into.
Being an artist for my well being and as a living, I live in a place of observance and interest in what I consider to be the most relevant questions.
I follow a dairy-free and gluten-free diet, which can be challenging in some places.
Very rarely is there any confusion as to when a painting or a song is finished. You just know when it’s done.
I’ve actually thought very little about solo work up until just very recently. Most of it is because in my band, Incubus, it is very much a collaborative effort. I do what I do in the band, and everyone plays their respective parts, but in the end, we are sort of a democratic process.
Men have a lot less to write about, unless you’re somebody like Tom Waits or John Lennon. And the female voice is much more suited to melody. Men have this barky thing – we’re domesticated apes with a microphone.
I am tapping into a place in you that is unexplored, and very dangerous, but I think essential to the creative life of an artist.
Surf is something I have been obsessed with since I was a child.
I always looked up to my grandfather. He wore Italian zip-up CAT boots, and he had a moustache which he waxed into a twirl – now that is worth looking up to.