I try to make sure that the Buddhism is more or less implicit in the music rather than explicit.
More Quotes from Duncan Sheik:I wouldn't say that I've had a tough life by any stretch of the imagination.
The difficult thing about a pop record is that you're given guidelines: it has to have 3 choruses, and then it must be between 3 minutes fifteen seconds and three minutes forty-five seconds.
So, once I've written a song, you know, I'm pretty happy with what the song is on its own terms.
Because of my Buddhist practice, I'm never lacking for inspiration.
I started playing music at a pretty young age.
I got a publishing deal with BMG, they were supportive, and some money to record demos.
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