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With most of the songs and music that I've composed, irrespective of the myriad videos made, I was always careful not to overly define the experience, leaving room for people to internalize things for themselves, making their experience more integral.
If people would like to come to my concerts I'd love them to come. And if they like the music that I make, I love that too. But I do not make music for other people. I make it to please myself.
I like and I love everything that has to do with cinema: writing, directing, editing, creating music, and even acting.
Music is all of a sudden much more colorful.
When you hear romantic music, it makes you want to take your girl out to dinner or buy her something or take her out in the moonlight or take her on a walk.
Traveling all around the world, music sounds different.
But I was always much more interested in reading fashion magazines than I was music magazines when I was a teenager. Just that sense of romanticism and escapism and the dream of it has always been quite alluring to me, as well as that sense of becoming a character through clothes.
When something really hits me, it makes me want to either jump off something really high or lie down and be buried. I want people to get hit and caught by my music.
Anybody under the age of forty knows hip-hop, gospel and R&B pretty well, and it's all a part of what we consider to be 'black music.' There is a natural synergy between the three.
Faith is reason plus revelation, and the revelation part requires one to think with the spirit as well as with the mind. You have to hear the music, not just read the notes on the page.
The best part of touring is the opportunity to make the music. You get to do what you love and have the ability to go out on stage every night and create.
I love clubbing - the abandon of it, the release of dancing, and being with my friends and the people I love. For me, it's never been about going out to meet guys or to show off my latest dress - it's the music.
I love playing music. And that's what it's all about.
Music is the harmonious voice of creation; an echo of the invisible world.
If you break up with your partner, go straight to the studio. You're going to make great music.
At its best, American music is the soundtrack of our long - and often painful - march toward a more perfect union.
When you make music, you're in really direct contact with your fans out there, so you hear all kinds of stories.
I have such a love of good music that I find even melancholic music uplifting. Maybe I'm a rare breed.
For me, music making is the most joyful activity possible, the most perfect expression of any emotion.
When you get down to it, the way that the music affects you individually is the most important thing, and when you let things like the location of a band get in the way or have an effect on your overview, you're cheating yourself out of a really good time.
Cuba is such a beautiful country, and everywhere you go, there's music and people dancing - especially in Havana.
For me chilling out is when I can stay at home, order food from outside and watch a film with my friends. Listening to music and watching films are my idea of perfect relaxation.
I'm tired of being considered vapid for liking pop music or caring about fashion as if these things inherently lack substance or as if the things I enjoy somehow make me a lesser person.
Truth is the number one element in whatever you do with music.
I feel like soundtrack music is almost like seeing the movie again, but with my ears.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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