Beck: I had no confidence

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Beck: I had no confidence

Post  Scarlet on Sun Jul 06, 2008 2:35 am

He may be a Grammy nominated musician, but Beck has revealed that he often felt he lacked the confidence to compose.

The singer told the Times that after releasing his fourth studio album, Midnite Vultures in 1999, he suffered a crisis of confidence, and compared himself unfavourably to other contemporary artists.

He said: "When the White Stripes came along it seemed incredible to me that, with Jack White, you had this character who knew exactly what he wanted to do.

"I met him when they were just taking off and him telling me that he was gonna stay at home for eight months.

"He said: 'We're getting these offers, we could do anything we want.'

"But he just went off and wrote another record. That's what I wanted to do but I just didn't have the confidence."

And he said that when it comes to writing music the secret to his success is simple.

He said: "It's not all about thunderbolts and inspiration. It's quite simply about showing up every day and being open to everything."

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Re: Beck: I had no confidence

Post  Stressmom on Sat Jul 26, 2008 6:33 am

Beck is a marvelous talent. Good for him for overcoming some of those crises of confidence and continuing to make great music.


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