Ray Davies: “I get very emotional when I write”

Ray Davies sheds light on his new projects, including an opera, a film and a solo album, in the new issue of Uncut, out on Thursday (January 3, 2013). The former Kinks frontman also explains the conflicting feelings he experiences when songwriting. Revealing what he goes through when he realises he's writing one of his great songs, Davies says: "It’s a moment of excessive emotion. And I do get very emotional when I write, sometimes… It’s just a chill you get.

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Ray Davies sheds light on his new projects, including an opera, a film and a solo album, in the new issue of Uncut, out on Thursday (January 3, 2013).

The former Kinks frontman also explains the conflicting feelings he experiences when songwriting.

Revealing what he goes through when he realises he’s writing one of his great songs, Davies says: “It’s a moment of excessive emotion. And I do get very emotional when I write, sometimes… It’s just a chill you get.

“You think, ‘Ah, this is something somebody’s never done quite this way before, and it’s coming from me, and I have a voice.’ That’s what I find disturbing, and a release. To know that there is something still to discover.”

The new issue of Uncut, dated February 2013, is out on Thursday (January 3, 2013).

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