MSN asked Ritter if there are any songs he is unable to sing following his divorce from Dawn Landes? He replied: "You sing songs, or you have favourite songs your whole life. Then something happens to you that closely relates or mimics the experience of the song. You realize it's just been a loaded gun the whole time. For me like 'Alexandra Leaving' or 'Famous Blue Raincoat
', two great Leonard Cohen songs, I never realized how desolating songs those were until I had an experience that made those things seem like he was so close to the bone. They were also painful to listen to. There are those songs. Then there are details of a relationship, which I could never sing because they are too painful. They're pedestrian and silly. Some of them are great memories. Some of them are bad. They all have a sting to them now."