I try to keep the idea that there's an audience in as little space in my mind as possible, but you can't erase it entirely, the idea that when you're sitting down to write a song, people are going to hear it.
I know a girl who cries when she practices violin because each note sounds so pure it just cuts into her, and then the melody comes pouring out her eyes. Now, to me, everything else just sounds like a lie.
I would prefer to be a little nervous, because when you stop being nervous is kind of when you stop caring.
My main thing is just to keep writing. I've been doing some songwriting that's for my own record, I suppose.
J. R. R. Tolkien