I've always been happy because I have an outlet that works for me. I'm just in a state of disbelief that all this has happened.
I'm happy that guys enjoy my music and get the message. I get letters from guys saying they used my album when they proposed to their girlfriends. And my album is not just about having girls feel good. I want guys to feel down with me, too - to know that someone is expressing and verifying things they feel. That's what listening to Sam Cooke or Antonio Carlos Jobim did for me - verify that crazy romantic feeling that a lot of men have inside.
Visually, Marvin Gaye and I are millions of miles apart. If I were in a suit and had short hair, it would be different. It's a compliment to be mentioned in the same breath as him, but the reality is that I have a lot of living and loving to do and a lot of music to make before I am even half of what he represented musically.
I was a big nerd in high school. I sat in the back of the room, I was quiet, nobody knew who I was.
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