Jake Shears said he struggled with depression after Scissor Sisters’ first two albums did so well.
“If you have had your sights set on something and then you get there, it can be dangerous,” he revealed to The Evening Standard about his post-success lows. “You have to be constantly creating other goals.”
“If anyone had told me I was going to one day have depression, I would have laughed,” he explained, blaming the highs of their debut and the subsequent pressure of writing ‘Ta-Dah’ “under the gun” which created “quite a lot of angst”.
“The scary thing was the way it sneaks up on you and you realise it’s happening but it’s too late.”
Scissor Sisters' hopefully-not-so-depression-inducing fourth album ‘Magic Hour’ comes out on May 28.