Who I am musically I hope will just keep changing and changing.
Sometimes I'll get a burst when I write lyrics, it usually happens in 20 minutes and I'll write the whole song, and that's really the only way it feels comfortable.
But I needed to prove to everyone that I was a serious musician.
Cause I enjoy both, I enjoy recording and playing live, but yeah, the rush of playing live is really something.
It's just satisfying for me to be able to write kind of like a finished, nice product.
If you get raised up having everything you want and then get put out in the world and try to live your own life, you've never had anything to train you how to live.
I don't want to sound arrogant or anything, but I just always knew that my career would be playing music.
I didn't just want to put something out that I wasn't satisfied with.
I definitely have a firm, fixed idea of what compromise is for me.
I always knew I wanted to be a musician.
It seemed at first that everybody was more concerned with my age.
And as I got older and played more, people began to forget about my age and took the music more seriously.
I feel so blessed, and God has been so good to me.
I have way too many songs that have music but don't have lyrics.
I've been in fortunate position of never really having to battle with my record company to do the things I wanted to do in the studio.
I'm glad I've learned what I've learned when I learned it.
I'm glad I didn't know certain things earlier, because then it wouldn't be any fun.
I wanted to have something that I was proud of and that I knew people would enjoy.
I think you have to know exactly what you want. Whether you want to be a guitar player or a musician, you have to be really focused on it if you really want to do it.
I think my favorite thing is the mystery of life - it makes you feel that much better about accomplishing something.
I think it's like everything you do is just a reflection of who you are as an artist.
I moved from Minnesota out to Los Angeles and I thought I was going to hate it out there, but I really like it.
I love all kinds of different music.
You know, being able to, in my mind, have a song that you know doesn't really have any loose ends or you know, extra fat in it, so to speak.
Yeah, but Jesus is the most important thing to me and I want to be bold about it.
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