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When I’m low, and I’m weak, and I’m lost I don’t know who I can trust Paranoia, the destroyer, comes knocking on my door You know the pain drifts to days, turns to nights But it slowly will subside And when it does, I take a step, I take a breath And wonder what I’ll find
“Break the Night With Colour. It’s about the breaking of depression, the cycle of depression, finding the light. And the hardest thing, when you are suffering from depression, is believing there is a way out. You actually believe you’ll never find that chink of light. And that’s the light that I’m talking about, the light that helps us overcome the blues.”
Richard Ashcroft - MTV Supersonic, Milan 2006 interview - Part 1
"What am I gonna do with my music, what am I gonna say with my music?"
This is an absolutely BRILLIANT interview from when Richard was promoting Keys to the World. I think this is one of my favourite interviews with Richard I’ve ever seen - he is as funny and insightful as usual, and has great chemistry with the show’s host which gives the whole interview natural depth so that Richard speaks openly and from his heart. As well as exploring the meaning a few of his tracks from the album in detail, Richard discusses life and morality in general, along with religion, charity, the music industry, and some themes that over-arch the whole interview: love, his family and wife Kate.