I've basically got an album full of singles.
At the time I was writing the second album, I was sitting home in my underwear all day every day; I didn't have all that much to write about except for my own life and my family.
If something gets too easy... I want to do something else. But every album is going to be me, no matter what.
A circumstance that I was dealing with when recording my second album was I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
You're only as good as your last album.
My career was really odd, because I literally had a greatest hits album out and nobody knew who I was. They knew the songs, but they didn't know me.
When I recorded my solo album, 'Keep It Hid,' in 2008, I'd gotten more interested in songwriting, inspired by reading Charles Bukowski and connecting with unfancy, interesting language.
It's all about risk-taking when you're making an album. Don't be scared to do weird things sometimes.
I wanted to make an album that melodically people can connect to; something that reflects our times and the kinds of difficulties we face.
My wife has them all in a vault... a copy of every album.
I would love to do a complete EDM album.
On our first album, 'Sounding the Seventh Trumpet,' we were listening to more obscure heavy metal bands and hardcore bands.