"I’d definitely say I’m a depressive, someone who suffers from depression. Without music and creativity, I’d need other forms of therapy. But for me, the life process is the process of healing yourself. Break the Night is about offering hope to people, about breaking through the darkness. Some people need pills for it – I’ve tried medication and found that it just doesn’t work for me. It’s very, very synthetic. [“Prozac?”] Well, kind of that thing. But it didn’t last very long. Does my mind actually need healing? I came to the conclusion that it doesn’t – and I came to the conclusion that we’re all ill. We’re all sick, really. We deal with it in our different ways. We’re all carrying something."
Richard Ashcroft, Telegraph, January 14, 2006. (via fuckyeahtheverve)