It's been nine years since your last album. Why the long break?
I don't think it was anything that was planned. There were other things that were happening in my life like TV shows, movies and traveling. Originally, after "Tambourine" came out, another record was supposed to come out, but I had issues with my record label at the time, which was Interscope. We couldn't agree on a record, so that took some time. I had to leave them and find a new label. None of it was something I wanted to do. It just happened that way.