Clare People audio interview
It's funny. They say that no news is good news, but in the newspaper business, good news really isn't news at all. The same, some might say, could be said for the world of art and music.
From Cobain to Cohen, Morrissey to Joy Division the overwhelming majority of musicians have a huge leaning to the darker side of the tracks. The reasons are this are many – some write to confess, others to protest but the single greatest reason – according to page 23 of the rock and roll bible, is that is it simply much more difficult to write great happy songs.