When I try to explain to people the big influences in my life, or at least when I first started, the most important ones were my friends who were also writing songs and were typically four or five years older than me.
The idea of forever is kind of ridiculous, which is unfortunate because it's kind of a nice thing to say, you know. I think it softens the blow of mortality and having to say goodbye to everything you know and everyone you love and all that kind of thing.
I would prefer to be a little nervous, because when you stop being nervous is kind of when you stop caring.
I like to feel the burn of the audience's eyes when I'm whispering all my darkest secrets into the microphone.