Beck Says Confidence Is His Achilles Heel
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 02.14.2014
He talks about his weaknesses and more...
Beck recently spoke with Billboard about his previous albums and more. Check out the highlights:
On confidence being his weakness: "If I had more [confidence], I probably would have felt emboldened to make more interesting music earlier on, or really go for it in an artistic or songwriting sense. I've seen that kind of confidence serve other people really well. I really admire it. Like, I hope my kids have some of that kind of confidence that enables you to take risks."
On Mutations being the point when he began to feel comfortable making more personal music again: "When I started out playing small clubs, you could feel the room recoil from certain kinds of songs. Anything that was too personal, that had a sentiment to it, or was laying out your feelings, was immediately booed. People would start throwing things. And anything that was really provocative or humorous or radical was embraced or cheered. So that fostered in me a sort of mode of survival."