“A lot of it is subconscious coincidence,” he says. “I think about certain themes in my life and focus on them. That’s what makes a record hold together, because there might be some aspect of a sound or of human nature that I’m thinking about a lot.”
Pitchfork has an excellent article about the ephemeral and elusive Bill Callahan. It’s very much worth a read.
If you’re already familiar with Bill, great. If not, I recommend listening to his track Eid Ma Clack Shaw, the first track on his 2009 album Sometimes I Wish We Were an Eagle, as you read the article.
Mr. Callahan is among my favorite performers.