You guys, when I started writing songs when I was 12, I started writing because it made me feel more understood. And when i was making reputation, this album, for awhile there I felt really, really misunderstood by a lot of people. And so to the fans, thank for continuing to show up.
When I get to do meet and greets before the shows and after the shows, it’s so surreal when someone will say ‘I’ve been listening to your music since I was 10,’ and they are an adult. I know that that’s how time works, like I get it, but it’s still so wild because I guess when I look out into crowds of people who have cared about my music – it’s looking out into crowds of people who essentially have just like subscribed to reading my diary for 15 years, or 10, or 5, or whatever… And I just wanna say thank you so much for caring about things I was going through, things I was feeling and wanting to come here tonight to spend your Friday night singing those things and screaming those things and dancing around. Whether you’ve been listening to my music for 10 years or 10 minutes, I’m so happy that you’re here and I’m so happy that I get to play in a place like Dublin, Ireland and look out into a crowd like this.
I decided it would be really important for me as a human being, what I would do, what decisions I would make, how I would spend my time if I wasn’t in a spotlight. And the fact that you guys would cheer for me spending time off really shows how thoughtful and understanding you are.
I mean, they can say that all they want. Those are real feelings that every single person goes through. I think that it’s okay to be mad at someone who hurt you. This isn’t about, like, the pageantry of trying to seem like nothing affects you. I’m a songwriter. Everything affects me.
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