--Your new album “LOVE is.” has just come out. Recently you’d been doing a lot of collaborations, but this single is a return to your regular songs.
MiChi: The music for the songs has been around for a little while, but I wasn’t sure what to do for lyrics. I’ve talked about it before, but there was a period of time after my first album that I felt empty. Since then, I’ve been thinking about love. I’ve been thinking about what to do when I feel empty and alone, and how to change it, and how to increase my motivation. People tell me that my music makes them feel alive, so what makes me feel alive? That’s what I’ve been thinking about. I’d become kind of a depressing person.
--Really? I just can’t see that.
M: I feel like I’m working against myself, like I’m taking rather than giving. There are lyrics written from that angle.
--You say that you wanted to give, so why did you think first to give love?