There is a monumental difference between being alive and living. You should never settle for the first.
If we ever meet in real life, we can have a conversation. But you should go and live your real life and I'll go and live mine.
If we all can figure out how to work together then we are the embodiment of salvation for our entire planet. We have the capabilities of it. That's the gist of it.
You can say something stupid with an incredible heartfelt sentiment and for some reason, it might be insanely powerful.
You can write a song about a girl or you can write a song about walking down the shops, and it's fine. I just try and do something as meaningful as I can without trying to be a pretentious loser because it's genuinely just how I see things.
I never think anything's finished. It's really not. Recording is only just a moment in time. It's as good as you can do it until then.
It's hard to know if what you do is actually working for anyone else or not. There's so much music out there. Why would someone ever listen to what I do?
No one holds the power. Just because they might give you a bit of money every now and then doesn't mean that they have the right to change what you do.
Maybe 80 percent of what we conceive to be a song idea or the meaning of a song is not exactly what the artist meant most of the time. It's not bad - people can take what they want from it.
A lot of my old stuff is pretty simple. The new stuff is slightly more in-depth.
That's the weird thing about music: It's never for anyone to own.
I change lyrics to the songs all the time, too. I don't know if it matters in a lot of ways because you can take what you want from it.
I don't mind throwing something away. It should be your best or it should be what you want people to hear and something that's good for people.
LA is an intense city. I was probably a bit too sensitive. I didn't have any friends so I was keeping pretty low key. I just whipped myself up into a bit of an emotional frenzy.
If a record label will sign you in order for you to be moulded into something that can make more money for them, then you should get out of there if you're that artist.
That's another interesting thing about music: It can mean anything.
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