"The melodies are simple. They float above and just have to land at some point. But the words are sound, too. I collect phrases and words that sound good to me.
Then I try to put them together like a puzzle until something like a theme emerges.
The theme is always new to me, not necessarily something that I'm struggling with at that moment. Maybe it's coming from somewhere deeper, where I couldn't see it before.
Often when I follow it, everything rhymes and comes together in an almost magical way. But sometimes, the thoughts fray and do not move. At least not forwards."