"Well, I would say that first of all, Dexter is an influence I can't escape. He was one of my first major influences and inspirations and so that kind of always comes through on some level. I would say in terms of a voice, I'm never trying to sound like anyone else. I'm always trying to get to my most unique self and develop that voice more and more and so the more influences I can learn about, the more choices the more flexibility I have in the tone. You know one of the benefits of recording versus playing live is that when you play a ballad you have the opportunity to play with the sound a little bit differently because people don't have to hear you in audience."