A Conversation with Michael Stipe (Rockol Interview)

“I’m a very visual person and also music is extremely visual to me. Composing music is not easy, but writing to compose music is even more difficult. And still, looking to an image and listening to song are the same thing, to me. I see a landscape, music brings a visual image to my mind. As lyricist or a singer, my job is to populate that landscape with a narrative or an idea, with a thought, with someone else’s story, and that’s not an easy thing to do. But I see music and Imagery on an equal playing field.”
Read Michael’s interview with Gianni Sibilla of Rockol here.