James Taylor has announced plans to take a full year off to write his next album. The folk legend sat down with Rolling Stone to discuss his first effort since 2002.
"It's funny to say, but you actually have to be bored in order to write. So I'm looking forward to some empty time in front of me to really focus on the music again. That's what I'm meant to do."
Taylor added that he's kept very busy in recent years playing rallies and fundraisers for President Barack Obama.
"I like so much about this president, I have a good deal of faith in him. As a democracy we are constantly inventing our own future. Democracy is just as strong as the citizens' participation in it, and we need somehow to try to make it accessible to more people."
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