I write my own songs. I made my own videos. I pick my producers. Nothing goes out without my permission. It's all authentic.
When I was very young I was sort of floored by the fact that my mother and my father and everyone I knew was going to die one day, and myself too. I had a sort of a philosophical crisis. I couldn't believe that we were mortal.
Seeing myself on the screen makes me cringe. I understand that I am that way -- pouty.
There's backlash about everything I do.
A lot of the time when I write about the person that I love, I feel like I'm writing about New York.
When I put out 'Video Games' in May 2011, it was a 5:25-minute love song; I was surprised when a lot of people said they were listening to it. I was surprised when it went to the radio, without me even knowing how something like that even happens!
Feeling like you're respected among the people who do the same thing you do is incredible and necessary.
If you are born an artist, you have no choice but to fight to stay an artist.
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