Razorlight’s Johnny Borrell: ‘I quit music for four months’

Razorlight frontman admits he didn't want to be part of the industry

Razorlight‘s Johnny Borrell has admitted that he quit music for four months.

Speaking at the V Festival, he told us that he wanted to get out of the music business following 2006’s ‘Razorlight’.

He said:

I went to live on an Hebridian island for four months with a population of 250 people. I wasn’t doing that to be cool, I was doing that because I didn’t want to be around anything to do with making music or anything like that.

Speaking about the band’s 2008’s album ‘Slipway Fires’, Borrell said that it was misunderstood at the time. He said: “It was the break up record in every way. I think a lot of people were trying to turn ‘the break up record’ into ‘the party record’, and that wasn’t going to happen.”

The singer recently admitted that the mood in the band’s dressing room eventually became toxic.

Speaking about the tense relationship between band members he said:

The Razorlight dressing room has been a horrible place to be in the past and that’s not good for anyone. You all have to bring a good energy. I’ve always been positive – I just love being in a band and love making music. I always just wanted my band to get somewhere and as soon as we did I was pretty chilled.