It's almost expected, and often it's not just the one encore. We have to have two encores now. When does it end?
I love the idea that in the olden days it wasn't expected at all and if the audience just couldn't bear the fact that the artist had finished their set, then they would beg for more. If the artist felt like the audience wanted it badly enough, they would come back on. Now, people leave songs out on purpose so that they'll have to be clapped back on. This completely defeats the purpose.
I want to ask you about the new video for "Where I Stood." Why did you (or your label) decide to record a new video for it?
It wasn't my idea to record a new video for it. The American label wanted something a bit more summery looking, I guess. My Australian [video] was apparently a bit too bleak or wintry, so we recorded a new one. It was quite a last-minute thing. Also, the single had been out for quite a while so we needed something new to give to VH1 or...
...whatever channel still happens to be playing videos?
Yeah, exactly. It was one of those things to keep people interested.
One of the things I appreciate most about the video for "Steer" is that you're not depicted as a delicate flower or hypersexual, like most female singers tend to be in modern music videos. Given that [the record label] felt like they had to change "Where I Stood," do you think that might happen with "Steer" if it's ever released as a video in the U.S. market?
I don't know. I hope not. If we do redo the video for "Steer," which we probably will because... oh, actually, I don't know if "Steer" is going to be a single, so....
Oh, thanks! I don't know. They have their theories about what works as a single and what doesn't. It's definitely a contender. There's talks about it at the moment and people can't decide between a few different songs. If we do it again, I hope that it has an edgy feel to it rather than be completely Hollywood-icized. But, I think that's a little ways down the track. We'll see how "Where I Stood" does first. There's a whole business side to things that I just don't understand.