“His lyrics were always sort of cryptic to me. I knew there were songs about drug addiction, and I knew because of his attitude that he had suffered from depression.
He was happy that ‘Good Will Hunting’ was a popular movie and thought it was odd for him and me to be associated with it. It was one of the times that his mom could say, ‘This is what my son does,’ because his music wasn’t the sort of thing she would listen to. So he was really happy to be part of something mainstream because of his mom.”
Gus Van Sant