I don’t ever want to be that person whose self-image overtakes who they are.
“I think that when you’re making your way up in the music industry, you have all these heroes and the reasons why they are your heroes. As soon as you get into the industry, your guidelines change a little bit. For me, my heroes now are great people first and great artists second.”
The last album really got to the bottom of dark emotions, and I think it can be complex and interesting to make your way through dark emotions. But on the other hand, love and passion are just as complex to explore for me as a songwriter. That’s why I look at my last album almost as a kind of storm, and this new album feels like the sky after a storm looks – colorful, calm and peaceful, but also somehow better, because I have survived something.