May 27, 2020

James Taylor: Addiction ‘Freezes You.’

Singer and sonwriter James Taylor spoke about addiction during an interview with The Telegraph, saying that his heroin habit left him frozen in time.

“A big part of my story is recovery from addiction,” he said. “One thing that addiction does, it freezes you. You Don't develop, you don't learn the kills by trial and error of having experiences and learning from them, and finding out what it is you want, and how to go about getting it, by relating to other people. You short-circuit all of that stuff and just go for the button that says this feels good over and over again. So you can wake up, as I did, at the age of 36, feeling like you're still 17.”

Taylor first used Heroin when he was a teenager, and didn't get into recovery until his mid-30s. In “Today Today Today,” the opening track for his new album “Before This World,” Taylor sings “somehow I haven't died.”

Read the full interview with James Taylor in The Telegraph. 

 

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