I always go through different phases of how I write and record. It takes me a long time to kind of conceptualize what feels right.
The act of the being in the band has very little in common with writing songs. The songs come out of it, and the band is necessary for the songs to emerge, but the band doesn't exist just so the songs can emerge.
I was two years old when I told my mom I was going to be in a band when I grew up, and I was four years old when I started my first band with my neighbors. Before I knew how to do anything, I was figuring out how to be in a band.
It's fun to look backwards and be like, "Oh, this song never really worked live before but now it will sound cool with this lineup."
I'm not going to pretend I'm someone I'm not. I'm not going to put on a pre-fab identity.
I don't know anyone on my mom's or dad's side that was a musician.
Before I knew how to do anything, I was figuring out how to be in a band.
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