Hear A Previously Unreleased Elliott Smith Interview On Blank On Blank

The latest installment of PBS Digital Studios’ Blank On Blank animated series features a previously unheard interview with Elliott Smith, which was recorded shortly after his famed performance at the 1998 Oscars. In the fragmented interview, Smith speaks to British music critic Barney Hoskyns about his decision to start playing music acoustically, growing up listening to Elvis Costello, and the universality of depression, “A lot of people are kind of depressed. I’m happy some of the time, and some of the time I’m not,” he says. Watch below.

Read our countdown of Smith’s albums here.