...I have phases. If left to my own devices I turn inwards and start self-loathing.
My own brain is sometimes my worst enemy. If I keep myself excited and sort of inspired, and keep my eyes open to the world then I’m fine. If I go too inward then I’m like, “Uhh, everything’s a disaster!”.
Contentment is a creativity killer, but don't worry—I'm very capable of making myself discontented.
Well you have to connect with people, and make them feel like they’re part of something and inviting them in. It’s hard to describe. I feel like I’m trying to tell people something when I’m on stage, trying to get something off my chest, and be free with it as opposed to restrained. Although I would be loathe to call it grandiose. I just try to feel uninhibited because it encourages people in the audience to feel that way as well.
“I’m productive when I’m calm,” she explains, “I think that’s where some of the dreamier imagery comes from – when I’m actually in quite a calm place and can just write. When I’m manic, then I can’t think of anything apart from, you know, heaven and hell.”
“There are a lot of big statements on the album. I’ve always liked dealing with those – with that poetic kind of grandeur. I’m exploring with each song. You know, really taking it to the extreme. I want it to be timeless.”