I just really want to get music out and tour and go places I've never been, and just do more videos. I love photography and videography, and so I really want to direct videos when I can.
I had a period in my life where I decided that I would never be bored again and that, if I had any free time at all, I would make plans, and I would always be doing things. It actually was great for a year or so, but then I lost all of my friends.
I've always been a singer. I never really decided I was gonna be a singer. It just kind of -- I just sung a lot.
I think everybody deserves an equal amount of appreciation whether how old they are, but I mean, I'm cool with the praise. I'm good.
I listen to music all day every day. I can't not listen to music. It's kind of scary how much I listen to music, but it's what I love, and it's all I care about, so I'm good with it.
I don't know how to function without music. When I'm not making it, I'm listening to it. It gives me courage and takes care of my mind.
I'm gonna make what I want to make, and other people are gonna like what they're gonna like. It doesn't really matter.
I don't really get nervous that much, or if I do, only I know. It's all inside me. I am good at hiding everything.
Pirate was going to be my middle name, but then my uncle had a problem with it because pirates are bad.
I'm super self-critical, which I think is good, because then I get exactly what I want. I'm critical of other people, too -- I try not to be, though.
People think you have to go through something to write about it, and you absolutely do not. You can write about, like, a shoe. It's a story.
I feel like I might be a designer or stylist -- or a director because I have always been super interested in cameras and editing.
What makes a song last is real content from a mind that is thinking a little bit harder about certain things. A lot of artists don't really think that hard.
I wrote my first song at 12 and remember someone asking, 'What were you going through at 12 that you could write about?' I get what you're saying, but 11, 12, 13 were the hardest years of my life. You learn everything. You learn how horrible things feel.
Me and my brother get along super well. We're, like, best friends. So we'll stay up until, like, five just talking because we get along and, you know, it's cool. And he respects my opinions, and I respect his, even if we don't have the same opinions, but a lot of the time we do.
I work with my brother Finneas, and he produces all of my music in his little bedroom in our house. We actually tried renting out a studio for a month when we were producing 'Don't Smile at Me,' but it was really hard there, and we ended up just doing it at home anyway.
I go through a lot of depression, and I know other people do, too, but I have an outlet that so many people don't. If you have that inside of you and can't get it out, what do you do?
I felt like, for so many years -- and I still even feel it -- as a girl, you can't really expect to go on stage and dress like a boy and jump around and scream with the audience and mosh and stuff, and every time that happens, I feel really proud.
All of the Vines that were acted and setup and had nice cameras, those weren't the good Vines. The good Vines were, like, a random little kid in the middle of a forest, like, yelling.
I find a lot of inspiration through visuals. When I was 12, I saw Aurora's 'Runaway' music video. Something inside me clicked, like, 'That is what I want to do, no matter whether it goes anywhere or not.'
I hate smiling. It makes me feel weak and powerless and small. I've always been like that; I don't smile in any pictures.
I'm a really artistic person, and so, with the live stuff, there's a lot that I think is really cool. Beyonce and Rihanna have all these dancers. So with the live costumes and video costumes, I'd really like to have my vision. The way that I want people to dress is very specific. I love fashion.
If I'm in a bad mood, or if I'm uncomfortable, it's probably what I'm wearing that's making me feel that way.
Words are more powerful than some noises. Noises won't last long. Lyrics are so important, and people don't realise that.
When I do have free time, I spend it with friends, or I spend it at home writing or making something.