Q – I was wondering if My other life had at all been inspired by l’Etranger by Albert Camus. The fact that the character seems so detached from the accusation and the process of taking his finger prints etc suddenly reminded me of l’Etranger and I thing I remember having read somewhere you liked Camus.

A – I’ve actually never read Camus. I’ve read plenty ABOUT him… I must remedy this. The song wasn’t directly inspired by any work as I recall but when I’d finished it I realised that it does resemble Chandler’s The Big Sleep.