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I guess you could put me in with the chick songwriters like Sarah McLachlan, Dido, and Tori Amos in either place.

Chantal Kreviazuk

I can't say I want to earn a particular award or sell a certain number of records, because even if I do that, the satisfaction only lasts five minutes.

Chantal Kreviazuk

If certain songs become popular enough to the point where I'll be playing them the rest of my life, I don't want them all to dwell on the same down moment that I'll have to keep reliving.

Chantal Kreviazuk

I've built a solid career there, but America's ten times the size. Now that we're onto the third record, I feel like the stars have aligned and American audiences are embracing my music even more.

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If I'm writing strictly for others, how does that show what I'm experiencing or thinking? I just got to a point where I realized I could be as personal as I wanted to be and people could relate to those situations if they so choose.

Chantal Kreviazuk

Maybe in past years, perhaps women didn't feel quite as comfortable with revealing themselves, and their skills and their crafts... and now we are, so we're out there, just like the guys.

Chantal Kreviazuk

And now I write things and I don't question them. I know that they'll come out beautifully if they're meant to.

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Once I got a record contract, and I took my songs which weren't quite finished, or maybe they were a good idea, maybe they weren't. I took them into the studio and developed them. They came to life and they evolved... and they're great.

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I'm not writing just about melancholy stuff anymore, I made a point to cover a wide range of emotions.

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It's been a continual growth process for me and I've found it important to acknowledge different parts of myself.

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The flattery is nice, but awards don't add up to writing quality songs.

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Making sleep happen is a must- anytime, anywhere, from a plane to a train to an automobile. Ideally, I like to get eight to ten hours a night, though I'll take it broken up in two segments if I have to.

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Of course, I would be depressed sometimes, and my Mom would be worried about me because I would just sleep to escape. Cause I was so scared of being a musician or artist, or whatever you want to call it.

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Don't get me wrong, we still go out after a gig and hang out late, but we also make sure to go to bed within some point of the day's travel schedule.

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I'd never want to get stuck in a genre of emotion, just deep and poignant thoughts as an individual and a songwriter.

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Actually, no, because awards don't spark sales as much as you'd think.

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When I get up and play, I'm not having to sell myself because people are coming in with an open mind even if they haven't heard me before.

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I'm learning a lot about myself being alone, and doing what I'm doing.

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And I think it's a real challenge to be up there sometimes with only a keyboard if they don't have a grand piano... and to try to win people over that way. It's really hard.

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I listened to my record and hear lots of influences. And it's very rich... it's got a wide spectrum.

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Well, Winnepeg has everything to do with my music in the sense it was where I was born and raised, cultured and all that sort of thing. A lot of my experiences come from Winnepeg.

Chantal Kreviazuk

Well, I actually first got into music as a small child, and as I became a teen, I sought out making money from music, weather that was singing lounge gigs, backup in studios, or weddings.

Chantal Kreviazuk

I think it's important to really press on with the song writing and just go with it. There's no code, there's no craft... it's just let yourself shine through your music. If it's meant to be loved and heard, it'll happen.

Chantal Kreviazuk

The real excitement comes from continually making records that I'm really proud of and finding my identity in the record making process.

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I seem to have secured some place in world of music and that's kind of all that really matters to me.

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