'River' is all about tension and release. It's about intimacy and solace. It's about staring someone in the face and not backing down.
If I'm not authentic, I might as well as be dead.
The biggest thing that I hope people take away when they listen to my music is that they feel that there is an outlet being presented that allows them to be more authentic and for them to be more honest in their own lives.
Growing up, I was listening to a ton of Motown music, Otis Redding, Aretha, and then there was the Beatles and Led Zeppelin and Janis Joplin. These were all people that I felt as though they truly felt every single lyric they said, and they weren't afraid of imperfection.
Pursuing a creative field is giving a piece of your heart over and over, and it's not generally appreciated - nor should it be. It makes you who you are.
I love the ath-leisure look, but I'm also super inspired by anime, and I love Japanese culture so much.
There's something about having a sibling that you know will always stick with you.
I think in this life it's important to be kind, be thankful, and always be creative.
Ultimately, some stream of stars aligned, and people have gotten to hear my music, and with that, there's no more barrier.
I think an album is all about the songs you've worked on and the journey it's taken to get there.
I think what I always want whenever I'm recording is to have even just 2 percent of what the Alabama Shakes have, Brittany Howard.
I'd always sing 'Greatest Love of All' by Whitney Houston. I just want to make clear, though, you know those people on 'Star Search' who are the little 7-year-olds that sound like Christina Aguilera? That wasn't me.
Every single time I perform 'River,' I just feel a huge rush of adrenaline and energy, and I remember writing it.
As a music lover, I always adore when artists write about what's currently happening in their life. I find that the most interesting to listen to, just because I am extremely nosey.
When I was very little, I had an Essex accent.