Q: How did you know it was time to make another album?
A: I don’t know. When you have some ideas and you feel like going back in the studio, it just happens. I don’t plan anything out.
Q: Isn’t that how your whole career has played out?
A: I don’t know. That’s what you do as an artist. I write songs and go into the studio and go on tour. My thing is, stay in the middle and not get too big.
Q: This is your first solo album. Are you used to seeing your name on the marquee?
A: I try not to think about it. I’m so tired of talking about it. Since 1985, people have said, “But it’s just you.” I don’t care what it is anymore. Call it whatever you want to call it. You can even misspell my name.