I'm not really so much into listening to a million other artists. If I turn on the radio and happen to hear a song, I can say that's good or I like that. I'm not the kind of girl that goes out in clubs and dances all night long or drinks or smokes. I have my own little world, my kind of world. I'm in there and I'm doing what I feel at that moment is right.
I think it's very important to connect with fans - that has gotten lost over the past years. People are getting too distant and the artists forget who they ought to be thankful towards. For me it's always interesting to see what their thoughts are and its ends up being good research to see what they like.
Usually I start off with lyrics. I sit down and write lyrics for weeks and months. Sometimes there will be lyrics laying around that I've written that I'll find the perfect melody for two years later. I work with a producer who sets up music as well and then we find a melody. If we both like the lyrics and the music, we sit down and try to put things together.
I had a very nasty divorce unfortunately, that was dragging along and I was trying to go on with my life. I could not talk about it too much because you go to court and there's nothing you can say to the opposite party. So what happened is, I had to start writing it out and it's made great material.
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