Mike Ragogna: What advice do you have for new artists?
Roland Orzabal: I think it’s the same advice that I get from people on social media, really big fans. Dig deep. That’s fundamentally the most important thing. If you don’t really, really search and explore you’re not going to come up with the best stuff.
MR: When you were digging deeply, were there any moments where it got scary, where you had to say, “I need to deal with this another day?”
RO: No. I love it.
MR: [laughs] Beautiful! Is this still your creative approach?
RO: When you’re younger, your brain is growing, and as you get older, your classical brain takes over because you’ve learned how to cope with virtually everything that life has thrown at you. Therefore, that sort of element of chaos is contained far more. I think it’s the element of chaos within your brain that allows great ideas to come in.