“I love L.A. and New York and I spend a lot of time there promoting albums and doing photo shoots. I’ve been lucky enough to find friends who live in New York, L.A., and Nashville, so none of those cities ever feel foreign or lonely.”
I really resent the idea that if a woman writes about her feelings, she has too many feelings. And I really resent the ‘Be careful, buddy, she’s going to write a song about you’ angle, because it trivializes what I do. It makes it seem like creating art is something you do as a cheap weapon rather than an artistic process.
One thing I learned in this whole process is that you can get everything you want in life without ever feeling like you fit in. Selling millions of records doesn’t make me feel cool. It makes me feel proud, like I have a lot of people on my side and that I worked really hard. But I don’t think it’s the most important thing in life, to fit in. I think it’s important to dance to the beat of your own drum.