I’ve interviewed Scott more than I’ve interviewed any other artist.

It pains me no end to say that this quote was from the last time we spoke, just a couple of months ago.

Scott, as usual, was sweet and unguarded in discussing the power of music on mental health.

The first time we met was around a decade ago, with Scott immediately disarming the nerves of a young student journo/superfan with his openness, solid gold banter, brutal self-deprecation and his own fanboying over The National, something we had in common.

He was just a bloody good man with time for everyone.

To his fans and anyone who spent time with him, he was never a ‘rockstar’.

I’ve met so many with either stories about how a certain F’Rabbit record meant absolutely everything during their darkest times, or how one of Scott’s songs talked them away from the edge.

“Obviously the songs are quite personal, but t has to be a way in. So once a person talks to me and says that they not only found a way in, but lived within a song or album for a really long time, that’s fantastic to hear. It’s amazing how personal people are willing to be with how open they are to me. Because I guess my voice has been coupled with a lot of their worst times and it’s helped. So I think it’s often seen as a friend in those times.”