Social media is a giant distraction to the ultimate aim, which is honing your craft as a songwriter. There are people who are exceptional at it, however, and if you can do both things, then that's fantastic, but if you are a writer, the time is better spent on a clever lyric than a clever tweet.
I've only ever trusted my gut on everything. I don't trust my head, I don't trust my heart, I trust my gut.
I'd been round the world a hundred times and had started to forget where I'd been. I knew I'd been there: it said it on the tour map. I could remember the name of the city but I couldn't remember what it was like - it was a massive blur.
I'm amazed every time I come back to Vancouver at how much it's changed. You go away for a month and there's three more skyscrapers.
I think a lot of people want to be remembered the way they were, as opposed to the way they are now.
I got in trouble with the police, and that was a rude awakening. That was it. I'd seen the bottom of the pit, and it was time to scrape myself out of it.
If your music is great, you will have fans, not because you have spent time chatting on social media.
Music became my focus. At 13, I was jamming with my mates. At 15, I was playing clubs.
Music is just such... it's not therapy, but it's a release, it's a joy, it's a pleasure. And it's a job - which is weird, because I don't think of it as a job.
I moonlight as a singer.
I've never been enamoured by the idea of being a celebrity.
I need to be able to rock out.
Trying to manage diabetes is hard because if you don't, there are consequences you'll have to deal with later in life.
There's not an instruction manual on how to deal with success, so you just have to rely on having great friends and a good team.
I like the idea of helping people help people.
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