Do you collect anything?
Vinyl. I grew up listening to soul music, hip-hop, R&B, and jazz funk and am verging on 300 records, 200 of which are all old jazz reissues or first pressings.
And now you're writing music too. I am. My dream is to play live shows with a small orchestra—strings, horns, an organ. I'd play keyboards and guitar and sing. But I wouldn't be the frontman.
Have you written a song for Blake?
Yeah. The best gift I've ever given was a song I wrote.
Is that the most amazing feeling?
You know, she seemed to like it.