Baker's Dozen

Artists discuss the 13 records that shaped their lives

11. Marvin GayeWhat’s Going On

This was my realisation that you can take on the world around you, in a way that people can still hear years later. It’s so political and strong and it comes from an honest place. That’s what I’ve always tried to do with my music, speaking to what I see. Marvin Gaye did that so elegantly on this record. He was speaking about problems of the world but it comes from such a place of love. There’s not so much anger and hatred as him speaking about love. That’s really the way to reach people.

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