Words matter. These are the best Duncan Sheik Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
The difficult thing about a pop record is that you’re given guidelines: it has to have 3 choruses, and then it must be between 3 minutes fifteen seconds and three minutes forty-five seconds.
I certainly wouldn’t say that my life is a disaster, but there have been moments where I’ve felt like that.
I make the kind of music I like.
Ultimately, if I’m really moved by something, it’s going to go on the record and that’s that.
It’s inevitable your environment will influence what you do.
Because of my Buddhist practice, I’m never lacking for inspiration.
And frankly, when I made that record, hit songs were not what I was trying to achieve.
Happy music doesn’t tend to move me much.
I also wanted to make a record that was about other things than romance, yeah, after two years on the road singing all the songs from the first album, I got kind of tired of that.
I think my Buddhist practice has a profound influence on my life and encompasses my creative projects.
Things come to me pretty regularly. There is never a shortage or a backlog.
Lately I’ve been a workaholic. I’m in the studio all the time and I’ve helped to produce a couple of artists.
I mean, at the end of the day when I’m making a record, what I want to do is what I do.
I started playing music at a pretty young age.
So I started chanting when I was nineteen, which was about twelve years ago, and it really had a huge impact on my outlook, happiness, and general creativity.
But really important, perhaps most important is the craft; how you make your record, the creation of these sonic worlds you want your listener to hear.
I feel fortunate about being able to make the music I want to make and getting away with it.
So, once I’ve written a song, you know, I’m pretty happy with what the song is on its own terms.
But I can’t really say there is too much modern music that I’m blown away by at this moment.
My first two records were more energetic; Phantom Moon is subtle, quiet; so these various reactions are just something I expected.
I wouldn’t say that I’ve had a tough life by any stretch of the imagination.
For my second record I had gotten ProTools (program) and started to familiar myself with hard disc recording.
I got a publishing deal with BMG, they were supportive, and some money to record demos.
I actually think sadness and darkness can be very beautiful and healing.
I’d have these weird experiences where I’d just be walking down the street with this chord progression in my head, this happened more than a few times, and I’d walk home and find a fax in my machine and it would match the music in my head.