Most of the music is the result of sound, not songs. It’s a very intuitive process and I can say that this is my least “focused” album. I’m learning to cherish mishaps and coincidences in the recording process. Sloppiness can be beautiful in music. Take Kanye West’s latest album. That’s very cleverly put together, but there’s a lot of room left for noise, disturbing sounds, exciting voices and particular structures. The vitality and uniqueness of his voice are done much more justice.
“I had a fear of television.. I had a fear of hot water.. I had a fear of anything that was flying..”
he is hilarious… hahaha
Now That I’m Older (Paris, 5/9/11)
When I was 15 years old, I was so pretentious, y’know. I read the encyclopedia and watched PBS, which is American public television. […] And I wanted so badly to be 35 when I was 15. I drank coffee. I starched and ironed all my clothing, even my underwear. I wore ties to school. I was a real nerd.
- Radar Online: If you could change one thing about your fans, what would it be?
- Sufjan: Their earnestness. Some of my fans take me too seriously, and take themselves too seriously.