L.A. Times Interview With Lyle Lovett
The Los Angeles Times interviewed Lyle Lovett on the success of his new album, Release Me.
L.A. Times- Why the mix of originals and covers on the new record? Wouldn't your fans love an album of all new Lyle Lovett songs?
Lyle- The reason I didn't have more originals is that I haven't written enough of my own songs that I like enough. I only wanted to put songs on this record that I was proud of.
L.A. Times- You've been with one record company for more than a quarter century -- how's it feel to be turning into a free agent at this point in your life?
Lyle- That's why I made the point of calling the record "Release Me." It's a way of letting people know my job's going to change a little bit now. It's a new age, and the ability to be out there and really be on your own is greater than it's ever been.
L.A. Times- How has songwriting changed over time for you?
Lyle- Writing is difficult. Actually, I like to say that writing is easy; it's having a good idea to write about that's difficult. But it's really hard having something to say that means something.
For the full interview, go to LATimes.Com