However because of his fourteen month old daughter Theodora Rose has given to him a fresh outlook on life. He and his partner Ayda Field welcomed the little one fourteen month ago, and he admits that he has learnt to ”step up” and change his lifestyle as he began to adjust to parenthood.
He told Radio 4′s Mastertapes programme
: ”She’s a good kid. I’ve been a very selfish person for a long time and I’ve indulged myself in every way possible.
”Then all of a sudden a person comes into the world that I’ve got to look after and be responsible for.
”I was terrified that I wasn’t going to be able to step up and be the father I want to be to her.”
The thirty nine year old wrote a track for his new daughter called ‘Go Gentle’ and Teddy gave him a new found focus in his life.
”I made [new single] ‘Go Gentle’ as a promise to her during that time of not being certain – this is the most important job I will do on the planet.
”I’ve become more focused and there is a point to everything. I feel as though I’m in tune with the planet again.
”And now with the birth of Teddy everything has a meaning.”