I realise how lucky we’ve been and continue to be, and how important that is. The kind of fans I have are those who allow the songs to be part of their lives; indeed, it’s as if the songs aren’t mine anymore. Do I feel a sense of ownership over the songs? I kind of feel that as soon as you’ve played a song to one other person, then it’s something you share together. And when I play it live, in front of an audience, it’s not mine anymore. It remains close to me, but it’s not solely mine. Except the royalties, of course, which are totally mine!
- Ben Howard