Everything is uncertain and embracing the excitement of that uncertainty is what youth is supposed to be about.
One of the things you can expect is that I’m really trying to challenge myself in every single way possible to make music that doesn’t sound like music I’ve made before, when you get into the album there are a lot of late eighties sounds and vocal stylings and production elements. We were really just playing around with this album and didn’t limit ourselves, what ended up happening was we made an album that really sounds like an album, it’s really sonically cohesive, and I’m really proud of it.
"Swift will probably catch some flak for moving away from her bedrock sound, but she has never colored inside the lines.”
I think that if you’re just going to write a song about like a relationship that has no personal characteristics to it, how can people relate to that because there is no standard relationship, there is only a personalised relationship that you shared with another person. Writing about that means that other people who have that kind of relationship with another person or had one, can relate to it. I used to think that if you leave out details that people could relate more, but I don’t think that’s the case because I think that it’s really the more you let people in, the more they feel let in and the more they feel like we all share something.
I’ve apparently been the victim of growing up, which apparently happens to all of us at one point or another. It’s been going on for quite some time now, without me knowing it. I’ve found that growing up can mean a lot of things. For me, it doesn’t mean I should become somebody completely new and stop loving the things I used to love. It means I’ve just added more things to my list.