Quite a long interview but worth the read.
Love this quote:
“And, I have fun with the naysayers, because at this point what else can you do? You can’t take it personally, and one of the things that gets said is that ‘he only does covers and blah, blah, blah’, and so I thought what better way to f **k with them than to open an all-original record with a minute- and-25-second version of Hey Baby? I’m nothing if not childish.”