Van Morrison has said that he is currently on a roll because he is not working under pressure.

Speaking to Uncut magazine, the 74-year-old Belfast native said that at the moment he said: "It feels like there is momentum at this time."

Speaking about his last two albums, he said: ''I think I started to enjoy it again. I did two albums with Joey [Hammond organist Joey DeFrancesco], working really fast, like the way we used to work in the old days.

"I haven't been used to working that way since the 60s and early 70s but getting back to working that way, I got on a roll and I'm enjoying it more now.'' 

We need your consent to load this YouTube contentWe use YouTube to manage extra content that can set cookies on your device and collect data about your activity. Please review their details and accept them to load the content.Manage Preferences

He added, ''There is a difference when you are doing it under duress. In the old days I was doing it under duress. The way things were worked out, I was doing it in between gigs, and it was very pressurised.

''Now it's not, because I manage it and produce it myself. I'm not going through a record company. I deliver the product to the record company. In the old days it was a very different thing.'' 

We need your consent to load this YouTube contentWe use YouTube to manage extra content that can set cookies on your device and collect data about your activity. Please review their details and accept them to load the content.Manage Preferences

In a recent interview with Miriam O'Callaghan on RTÉ, Morrison discussed the changes the music industry has gone through in recent years.

He said it's "a difficult industry to work in as a musician, rather than just be a singer and most jump ship."

The musician said he "chose music as a vocation and followed what he thought it would be - a job."

"There's just been a bill passed in America where a lot of famous musicians and singers are going up against this Spotify thing… and people getting music for free."