Regardless of how I live my life, there are people who develop fixations that are not healthy. It could be a visual thing, or it could be the music that they are drawn to. These people need help.
I didn't expect such a huge reaction, but I knew I was doing something different to everything else that was happening at the time... People feel a very personal connection with the music.
Writing music on your own makes you think a lot about your life. Who are you? Would you change anything about yourself? This is where it comes from.
For me this career and that I am privileged to do a job I love to do, means really, really much. I would never change any moment from my life. When making music I sink myself into the process as deeply as I can and forget all of the success.
Sitting and writing music on your own makes you think a lot about your life. Who are you? Would you change anything about yourself? This is where it comes from. It is like having a mirror held up in front of you, looking into yourself and asking these questions.
I suppose there's a certain way I like the music to be performed, and I feel I can capture it better than anyone else. I know every note in every song, the whole history of it, even parts that were there and are gone.
The success of Watermark surprised me. I never thought of music as something commercial; it was something very personal to me.
When making music I sink myself into the process as deeply as I can and forget all of the success.
I and Nicky have got a lot of disagreements, but they are nearly always associated to music. Because we both are very strong-willing persons, we might sit in the opposite corners in the studio argueing about things. One does never know beforehand, whose idea works the best way.
I am really a very shy person. If I appear, it is because of the music, not because I want to be seen.
I do promotion when it is necessary, but I always want to get back to the music.
Over in the UK, the music press can be brutal. They can say wonderful things about you one week, and the next week, you're in the can.
The music sold itself before anybody knew who I was.
With my music, I can express myself so much. A lot of the fans can sense that I'm relating to them something that's quite personal.
Enya is more than just me. It's also Nicky, who arranges my melodies, and his wife Roma, who writes the lyrics. They believed in my music from day one