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I realized I needed to work with other people instead of doing everything myself.
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I would cut off my right arm to be someone's lover.

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You don't get over a broken heart/ You just learn to carry it gracefully.

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I had a period in my life when I was eight or nine when I was so scared of dying that I wouldn't go out of our house for a whole year.

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I've always been against recreating or re-recording samples, but I managed to re-record one or two that were just too expensive and it was just ridiculous.

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I wanted the album to be aerodynamic, like an airplane taking off from a runway - all of a sudden you're in the air.

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I lived in a suitcase for a year, and then a relationship brought me to New York for about four months, then I lived in Melbourne. Then I moved back to Gothenburg because the immigrant laws are strict for both Australia and the U.S., and I would have to marry someone to get into those countries. But I wouldn't really be able to get involved in a sham marriage without being able to tell anyone about it.

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I think the cynicism that you have when you've just gone through a break-up is a luxury that you allow yourself for a while.

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I had so many songs that were actually sort of finished. And I deleted them. I wrote on my website that I'd put them on the shelf, but that wasn't true. I actually deleted them from my computer. I got sort of trigger-happy and I think I deleted about 200 songs from my computer.

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I started playing bass in my friend's band for some reason. It was just something I did because, well, he asked me if I wanted to play bass and he played me this song - Nirvana's version of "Molly's Lips", the Vaselines song - and he said, "You can do this! This is not hard!" and it's like a two-note song. I learned that and then I thought I was a genius.

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Vocal arrangements are something I'm working a lot with for the new songs.

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I think to find an escape route out of a music industry that is becoming more and more focused on making money.

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I must admit that it seems like my mind really reconstructs some things, and in a very - I just know that it seems like some things are not as I remembered them when I do some investigation.

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I think all of my songs are either based on personal experience or will be based on personal experience, because I do write a lot of songs prophetically.

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Sometimes it's not like I write very specific, it's more like I add an atmosphere almost to something that might have been quite awkward in my mind from the beginning. Something has happened and I want to force myself to think of it in a more positive way. And then I force myself to write something that convinces me that this is actually something pretty good or something that I learned something valuable from.

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