"All the hardest, coldest people you meet,
were once as soft as water.
And that’s the tragedy of living."
starkid takes manhattan
april 12, 2014
"I’ve been trying to make this record for the past several years. It’s a really bad idea to try and make an album while on a TV show, because there’s so many different things to do. Actually, it’s a different process if you’re a songwriter, and you like to produce, and you like to play instruments, and you like to write everything. My dear friend, Lea Michele, put out an album this past… a couple months ago. It’s a different process for her, because she’s a singer, and like an amazing singer, so it’s easier – I don’t say it’s easier, ‘cause it’s a lot of work, and I’m watching my words here… if Lea ever sees this, like… Everybody should know that her process making an album is completely different from what I’m trying to accomplish. It’s just harder for me to go in and try to write everything, and start everything from scratch, and then, you know, the next day shoot a television show, and then two years go by, and then whatever you worked on two years ago is now irrelevant. Anyway. Sorry, I’m watching my words with, like, saying anything negative about Lea Michele, because her fans are gonna kill me. Because, like, don’t get me wrong, I love her, and I love that album. Anyway, it would be really nice to have more time to really give that the attention it deserves. It’ll be, I dunno, I imagine it might alienate some people, or might gain some new people. I don’t know what fans necessarily expect. I’m a man of many tastes, and I hope this album kind of, casts the widest net possible. It will be hopefully like a pop-accessible album, but also weird and quirky enough to where I don’t feel like my integrity was compromised. So, that’s a really complicated way of saying, it’s a difficult puzzle to put together. But, I feel pretty good. I mean, I feel like I have enough songs, it’s just a matter of producing them correctly. So, hopefully that will be out by the time the show is done, to where, if I’m gonna tour that album, you know, I can actually do that. The tour I did this last summer was kinda just for fun for me, and just to play songs and to be with fans again. I don’t know if any of those songs will necessarily be on the album. Maybe one or two of them, I don’t know. That was just more for fun, and to just, you know, get a feel for what touring is again. So hopefully the album will be out, so we’ll do the artist thing."