How are you feeling after those turbulent weeks full of preparations and releases?
I want to be on stage, sing, and party. That’s what I feel. I want to get all of the demons out of me and want to feel connected to people; it’s more intense. And I want to look people in the eyes or feel them. Not just with friends at a party but just with people in general. I know it’s quite complicated at the moment, but I need to do and feel something. I want to feel alive again.
You’re a very outgoing person, have these months of isolation affected you?
I don’t know if it really changed me because the plan was to be stuck in my studio and shoot some movies. I didn’t have to prepare live shows and didn’t need to cancel a tour. I had to cancel some shows of my theatre play Hamlet, but we can get back on stage now. So on a professional level, I didn’t mind these months, but I also feel like I’m more paranoid or fearful.
I have the feeling that people don’t want to communicate or want to come to live shows anymore. That’s my biggest fear: that this becomes a habit. Everybody currently lives on their own. Personally, it has given me more energy and gave me more things to say. It’s the total opposite. I am like a lion in a cage because I used the past few months to work on the album, shoot some stuff, and now it’s time to let it go.