Synaesthesia Magazine Thunder, Lightning - Page 14

You’re touring the UK in January and doing a few gigs up until and after then. What’s it like doing gigs and singing your songs to strangers – do you like it? Broadly speaking, yes. If an audience gets it then it’s bliss and you feel validated as a writer and a musician. It’s not always the case, but you have to have confidence in what you do, and remember you’ll never be everyone’s cup of tea. But sometimes you’ll make someone cry, or you’ll just realise the room is silent and so attentive, and those moments are the best. ‘If you were hit by a truck and you were lying out there in that gutter dying, and you had time to sing one song. One song that people would remember before you’re dirt. One song that would let God know how you felt about your time here on Earth.’ What song would you sing? Maybe The Weight by The Band, or Thunder Road, something defiant and full of soul, with a big chorus. Wait! Mercedes Benz! That one sounds like a prayer so perhaps it’d be more appropriate. “sometimes you’ll make someone cry, or you’ll just realise the room is silent and so attentive, and those moments are the best