Everyone in my family is an artist. Both my parents are painters and my mom's an opera singer. I was never shown any other way to process life.
Even though New York may be a more inspiring city, I get more inspired thinking of L.A., in a way. My life there was so much more simple in mind, and quiet.
I think in L.A., in terms of the music scene, it's a really strange place. It's really hard to get the feeling that something's happening, or the feeling that something can make it out of there.
I think children in general have a very hard time - at least I did - expressing any pain because I didn't want to hurt the people that I loved.