Let’s talk about your new album Empire, which is finally coming out after three years. What’s the biggest life lesson you learned in those years?
I can’t really say one exact thing. I definitely learned about life, though. The more music you make and the more songs you write, the more you understand who you are and what you want to do in life.
You made the album in London and Brussels. Did that help you get different perspectives on the songs?
It definitely influenced things a lot. A song can be influenced by many factors like your current mood, the people in the room, and their moods, but also the space you’re in. Being in London, another city with another mood and other cultures, inspired me in another way. When I’m in Brussels, I wake up in my own place, go to the studio, and go back to my place. In London, I’m living somewhere else. I’m interacting with different people. It was very interesting to get to experiment with people from different cultures and experiences.