Words matter. These are the best George Ezra Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
My first instrument was bass, and the first thing that I remember learning to play that was better than a few notes was Fleetwood Mac’s ‘The Chain.’ If you’re the guy who penned that bass riff, then you should probably be in some sort of fantasy band.
A lot of what I listened to growing up was blues, but also folk and indie music. So there’s this marriage of songs that structurally are quite bluesy. Sound-wise, there’s a lot of indie as well. But you can’t really say I’m pop-blues, because that’s insulting to blues. It just can’t exist.
When people say the words ‘singer-songwriter,’ I think they have an image in their heads of someone with an acoustic guitar who is a bit woe-is-me. I’d like to think that I’m not one of those. I’m quite a happy person.
I’ve always been someone who needs someone with them to poke and annoy. I’m useless at being by myself.
My first kiss was actually in a graveyard.
I don’t know how convincing I’d be as a soul cat. I’m a scrawny British kid.
Growing up, I listened to a lot of American singer/songwriters, so a lot of Tom Waits, Paul Simon – also Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan. And bands like Vampire Weekend.
Writing and playing songs is something that I’ve loved doing since the day I started. It’s never been a chore; it’s always a hobby. To be able to do that from day to day makes me believe I’m a very lucky person.
The year 2014 was a big year for my taste buds. They really stepped up their game. Like, I got into red wine, coffee and sushi for the first time. Well done, George.
You don’t want to start writing songs about how your Twitter followers are going up, because one day Twitter won’t exist, and you’ll feel like an idiot.
The music that I first fell in love with was American music, really. Nothing against British acts – I love them and will forever – but on the whole, it was the art of American storytelling in the kind of folk and blues lyrics that, if you scratch a little bit, there’s a heartbreaking story there.
I actually find it really hard to deal with people looking up to me or being interested in wanting a picture.
I don’t think I’ve ever worn anything other than black jeans and shirts. Quite simple, really, and quite casual.
When I was 15 or so, I made a conscious decision to try and sing with a big voice. Everybody I listened to had these big voices, and I wanted to try it. The blessing is that I could.
The thing is, I’ll always be a touring artist. It’s what I am; that’s what I love doing.