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When I was around 13 or 14, I started getting really into songwriting. And one day, I was rooting through my mum’s old tapes and…
What’s nice about Twitter is that you’ve got that point of contact with your fans that artists have never had before. I think it’s good…
Throughout my entire life, I constantly tried to fight normality. I hate it. I hate the idea of it. I hate routine. I hate anything…
There are a lot of women at my gigs. The first show I headlined was a sea of women, which I can’t complain about. I’m…
The dominant male is history. Could you see a male Lady Gaga? The closest we’ve got is Justin Bieber, who’d be locked up if he…
Singing didn’t really come naturally to me, I don’t think. I had to really work at it. I just kept singing. I never was really…
One month I’ll be completely obsessed with Bob Dylan and the next Arcade Fire. I like early Elton John and David Bowie, Bob Dylan and…
Music is shared. It’s a shared feeling; that’s what music is all about. When you listen to a song with someone else, it becomes more…
It’s like there’s the rest of the world, and then there’s America. Part of the reason I would really love continue to making music over…
I’m not saying you have to be totally despondent or anything, but… in New York, it’s cold sometimes; it rains sometimes; even if everything in…
I think I subconsciously put myself in these situations where the girlfriend isn’t pleased with me. I’m useless as a boyfriend. That’s how I managed…
I think everyone mentions Bob Dylan, but he’s someone I just admire so much as a songwriter. I think people write songs, and then there’s…
I have always liked clothes and fashion. And really, being a British male, I am automatically the best dressed person in any room – especially…
When I’m in London, it feels like I am that character who is ‘Tom Odell.’
I don’t really have loads of friends – three or four who are close. The thing that I love the most is playing with my…
The first song I ever wrote was when I was 12, and it had, like, four lines in it. You progress and get better.
Songs are about just being totally honest and putting those words to music.
My aspirations aren’t to sell millions of records, but to write really good songs.
I’ve only ever had one doubt about music. It came when I was 11. I hated playing scales.
I’m a big Arcade Fire fan. I love the way they make records – ‘Funeral’ being my favorite.
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