— How is writing a score different from doing shows together?
— We were writing music together. Performing, we were doing our own music separately. This was us in the room sitting down, trying to work out the score. But it was great, because we toured and spent so much time together, that there is a lot of trust between us, and no ego. We were able to find a really good safe place to make music. It was nice to have somebody to count on and bounce the ideas off. We started off the first month each in our studios. When we got together, we both had some ideas. We would try a lot of different things. Sometimes he would play something, and the way he played it, would work better, or then I would take it, and he would add a chord. We were really just experimenting. It was definitely a very organic process, and a lot of ideas went through a lot of changes until they came to what they've become. Sometimes it was even hard to remember who started what (laughs).
— Why do you think "Lion" got so popular with awards and with the audience?
— It has universal ideas and emotions. Something resonates in it. A lot of people bond with the idea of home or being away from home, feeling this spiritual connection to somebody that you are away from. I think it resonated in a lot of ways.
— Your music channels emotions, both the scores, and your records. Is that something you intend, or does it flow naturally?
— I think I've always been closer to not dramatic, but emotional music. I have always connected with it. In the end of the day, I feel like music should transport something. You know, everyone hears things differently, but I try not to overthink it. I put a lot of vulnerability into my music, maybe that's something that people can feel. I personally love music that creates a world that you can live in emotionally. Maybe that's what I want.