"When I was four, we would go out of the house when it’s raining. We would runaway and throw leaves at each other. When I was five, we would listen to the radio and listen to the sweetest songs those days. When I was six, we would fight and fight until we offended each other’s ego. She would say “you’re forgiven, not forgotten,” and she would laugh and cuddle me on my bed. When I was seven, she would sing to me only when I sleep so I wouldn’t hear her golden voice. When I was eight, she would always say “we are so young now,” and I would smile because it reminded me that I’d never get old. When I was fourteen, when I had that very first heartbreak, she said “everybody hurts,” and I got up and moved on. When she died, I was sixteen then, I was at her deathbed, and she said her last words for me: “I’ll be at your side."
“Nowadays I think record companies are undermining the intelligence of the record-buying public,” Sharon comments. “They think: ‘If we stick that in a box and auto-tune it, (people) will love it and it’ll be number one in the charts’. “That art of songwriting isn’t as prevalent as it should be. I don’t feel as much competition in that world of auto-tune and the top 20. If anything, I think there’s a chance to stand out.”