I don't want to look back and be like, 'You had it all, and you weren't even present for it. You weren't able to enjoy it.' I want to be here, be now and be grateful.
It's easier, as a white person, to be silent about racial injustice. It's easier. On paper. But it's not easier on the whole, because injustice affects all of us, whether we know it or not, whether we acknowledge it or not.
I got sober, and I got happy again.
I think music should be experienced by people all ages.
The fame and the money and all that stuff that comes along with it is all great, but that's not the sole purpose of why I make music.
The amazing thing about being a dad is to be able to look at your child and realize that the universe is so much bigger than you.
'The more expensive the better' is kind of the American way, and if you spent $600 for a sweatshirt, then that makes it better.
You have major labels that are willing to take unconventional approaches because the old model is crumbling in front of us.
There's this tendency to be like, 'Where's the negative stuff? How valid is the criticism?' But honestly, what people think of me is none of my business. If I live on the Internet looking for public approval, I'm going to be miserable.
I put myself in the place of the listener when editing my writing. The last thing that I want to do is be preached at and told who to be or what to think when listening to an artist. However, I do want to be inspired. There's a fine line.
I think that there will always be artists out there who think they need to sign a major label deal in order to be successful. And that machine is what is going to work for them - there's tons of examples of pop stars who need that machine.
We have to tell people who need help that it's OK to ask for it.
I think that, as a white person stepping into doing any sort of anti-systematic-racism type of work, asking yourself, 'What is your intention?' needs to happen on a consistent basis. Check yourself. Check yourself. Check yourself, like, constantly.