“In some ways, it defies me even knowing what it’s about. A lot of these songs have dual potential meanings in the lyrics, as well as the title of the record, ‘State,’ which is a noun and a verb and can be used in all kinds of ways.The idea was to try to create a sexy atmosphere, kind of R&B-ish. What it means exactly can be open to interpretation.
"It’s no longer necessary to slave over the vocals. I don’t sing the lyrics until I write them, and singing is the very last thing I do. I record the entire track and then I worry about lyrics and vocals. The music will suggest where the words are going to a certain extent.
“A lot of people will start with a clear idea to try to draw things out of the subconscious; I come from a completely different direction: I try to capture as much from my subconscious as possible, and then I try to give it some meaning.”