He was very helpful in the sense that he was just like, ‘You need to keep writing.’ I kind of look at him as my unofficial mentor. If he heard that he would be like— she rolls her eyes. But I spent almost two years working with him and learning from him. And if anyone helped us, it was probably him and his advice. He never wanted to stick his nose into too much because I don’t think he thought it was his place, even though I was like, ‘Tell me, help me. The Strokes are my favorite band.’ "
Danielle Haim on Julian Casablancas