(asked about becoming a singer, Steve credits his lover)
Steve : Muriel didn't want me to become a singer. I had to persuade her by re-recording the songs many times, trying different approaches. I think it was her reluctance that pushed me to work on my voice. I discovered that I had to take distance, that if I put any emotion in my voice, it didn't sound genuine, because I'm not a singer. But, if I sang softly with no intention, sort of detached and cold, then the emotion appeared. It was a strange discovery, and trying to persuade Muriel helped me to find my way.