I watch everybody every night, from sitting down to being on their feet at the end, and I feel a sense of reinvention, of caring, presenting these songs in their purest form.
A songwriter writes songs all the time, whereas just writing a song can be done by anyone, anytime.
I'm amazed every time I come back to Vancouver at how much it's changed. You go away for a month and there's three more skyscrapers.
If your music is great, you will have fans, not because you have spent time chatting on social media.
I bring out an engineer, everything fits into a suitcase and we just record. I have so much spare time during that day that it makes sense to utilize it to do something creative like that, as opposed to just sitting around the hotel and sightseeing or something.
I'd been round the world a hundred times and had started to forget where I'd been. I knew I'd been there: it said it on the tour map. I could remember the name of the city but I couldn't remember what it was like - it was a massive blur.
I remember being in Hollywood at the age of 16 and marveling at the stars. The idea of being part of it never entered my mind. It was too far-fetched.
My father's a character.
There's not an instruction manual on how to deal with success, so you just have to rely on having great friends and a good team.
I always just wanted to be the singer or the bass player in the band. I'd love to have a band, where I was obviously the singer, but where it wasn't me, it wasn't my name.
Focus on your music and not technology.
I always knew I'd be in music in some sort of capacity. I didn't know if I'd be successful at it, but I knew I'd be doing something in it. Maybe get a job in a record store. Maybe even play in a band. I never got into this to be a star.
I only write music for myself, I don't try and appeal to anyone else.
I'm not afraid of being thought of as someone who is associated with film music. Why not? If it's a good song, what does it matter?
Music became my focus. At 13, I was jamming with my mates. At 15, I was playing clubs.