Richie Egan is the Choice Music Prize-winning artist behind Jape and is also a member of The Redneck Manifesto. This week Richie joined Jarlath to discuss his isolated life in Malmo, Sweden where he has been living in recent years (3:00), the importance of the creative mind living life (10:00) and what it exactly means when a band ‘clicks’ (18:00).
For the first time in any interview, Richie opens up about his battle with what he believes was a clinical depression in which he felt he could turn suicidal (47:00). By explaining the need for professional musicians to be malleable (42:00) while also stating why revealing the brutal truths behind his private thoughts may be the only place left for him to turn creatively (57:00), Richie gives a fascinating insight into the life and mind of a professional artist in 2016.
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