On your records there’s a lot of self-loathing and death imagery, and some people would consider your music very depressing. Can you pinpoint the source of your depression?
“That’s one I really don’t know how to answer. It’s something I’ve always struggled with. I guess as a child I was maybe…really overly sensitive… but I was also a little thoughtful, more aware of stuff than other kids I’d play with. And by the time I started writing songs and sort of left the magic of being a kid and started seeing things more from a mature perspective, that’s when I got depressed…it’s not like I’m unhappy all the time - I have fun and I have some great friends and I have a good time but ever since that point it’s been a struggle for me to be happy. I don’t know if I’m unusual in that sense or if it’s just the way everyone is. I’ve been through all the medication and all that shit they try to give you to keep you from offing yourself or whatever, but you need something inside yourself to reach that peace and I’m definitely still looking for that.”
He is so beautiful.