by Marcus Pan
In recent interviews, Michael, you've
expressed your love for your solo CD, Why Me, Why This, Why Now. What is
it about this project that pleased you so much?
The album restored my confidence. I think I succeeded in
melding the lyrical and the vocal. The whole project was a joy to participate
in. Triple X gave me the liberty to truly engage myself in an utterly nurturing
environment. The players, particularly my co-writer Mick Rossi and co-producer
Geza X, were so supportive and believed. I for the first time had absolute
control over every aspect of the project. It was such a wonderful fulfilling
experience. I felt validated as an artist and believe that work will stand up
for the rest of time. It's (excuse the modesty) an extraordinary record. A
confessional. exorcism, sensual and a tribute to all involved. Also the record
was completed in a short period and the final mix coincided with the birth of
my son in Los Angeles. Magical time.