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I've always enjoyed Badly Drawn Boy's music. I totally respect him for his lyrical talents, and folk alternative brit rock sound. And now he's made me want to visit Manchester with this quote: "It's the place I want to be if the world ended."
CNN is running biographies on popular artists, and currently they're featuring Badly Drawn Boy. But they're approaching the biographies from a very different angle. This isn't just the typical 'what inspires you to write new music' drivel. It's also about getting to know the artist as a person – where they live; how they feel about all the ordinary places and things that potentially affect many normal people.
Read for yourself: Badly Drawn Boy on CNN.com's 'The Scene'