To drive though the streets of Manhattan to sign a record deal was like a movie. It was crazy - pretty hard to put into words.
I write about personal experiences. I write about things that have happened to me and the people around me, so you just sort of keep this antenna up and on the lookout for things to say.
Being exhausted is all part of the fun. I'm cool with it. I'm not going to wish that it would slow down.
I do some solo, acoustic stuff, but I also like plugging in my electric guitar and playing loud with a band.
I hope to have a long career, and I don't want to be defined by things that aren't the music.
I like it when things crescendo to a huge moment like 'Hold Back the River.'
I'm going to take each day and each thing and each gig as it comes at me.
I'm still like an excited kid playing guitar in front of the bedroom mirror.
It's silly to call me the new Ed Sheeran. He can fill stadiums as a solo artist, but I'm not like that.
Growing up, when I was at live shows, I was always hoping someone would come out on stage and say, 'The guitarist is sick and couldn't make it... does anybody know how to play all the songs?' That was always my little dream. It was a massively inspiring thing to be in a space with live shows.
As a little kid, I was obsessed with Michael Jackson.
As a singer-songwriter, a solo artist with a guitar, I can only write so many weepie little bedroom songs.
How I set myself apart is by creating the sort of real and honest music, which is who I'm also trying to be.
I love the intimate, single spotlight, troubadour-y quiet, delicate moments. But I also love Springsteen and screaming and shouting.
I loved pop music as a little kid. Things like the Black Eyed Peas. If it had a catchy chorus, I was into it.
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