I heard some stuff recently from Julian Casablancas, and his solo stuff is amazing. If I could write with anyone, it would be him.
“A dream is only a dream.. until you decide to make it real”
That's the amazing thing about music: there's a song for every emotion. Can you imagine a world with no music? It would suck.
I find ambition really attractive too - if someone's good at something they love doing. I want someone who is driven.
You're always going to write and draw inspiration from things that you're feeling, things that you've felt. It's kind of impossible not to unless you're writing a song and there's an exact scenario that you're trying to write a song for.
A lot of the time, the way it's portrayed is that I only see women in a sexual way. But I grew up with just my mum and sister, so I respect women a lot.