“We have our ups, and we have our downs, especially. But that’s okay. We live in a weird fucking world these days, and I think if we can write music that’s from our hearts for you, it doesn’t matter if they’re worldwide hits, that’s for sure. We don’t give a damn. As long as it means something to every single one of you guys, that’s all we care about”
Me: “And as the first woman to win Album of the Year at the Grammys twice, I want to say to the young woman out there, THERE ARE GOING TO BE PEOPLE ALONG THE WAY WHO WILL TRY TO UNDERCUT YOUR SUCCESS or take credit for your accomplishments or your fame. But if you just focus on the work and you don’t let those people sidetrack you, someday when you get where you’re going, you will look around and you will know it was you and the people who love you who put you there, and that will be the greatest feeling in the world,”
‘I Wish You Would’ is a song that I wrote with Jack Antonoff and it was the first song we ever worked on together. I think, for this song, we wanted to create a sort of John Hughes movie visual with pining and, you know, one person’s over here and misses the other person but is too prideful and won’t say it. Meanwhile this other person is here and missing the same person; they’re missing each other but not saying it and I had this happen in my life and so I wanted to kind of narrate it in a very cinematic way where it’s like you’re seeing two scenes play out and then in the bridge you’re seeing the final scene, um, where it resolves itself, so it says 'it’s a crooked love in a straight line down, makes you wanna run and hide but it makes you turn right back around’ so it just kind of is like that dramatic love that’s never really quite where it needs to be and that tension that that creates.
Ever since I was completely obsessed with Set It Off almost 3 years ago and found a new love for makeup 2 years ago, I’ve ALWAYS wanted to do this. And finally I came up with looks from Set It Off’s early EP’s to their First 3 albums. I’m so proud of myself and even more proud of these dudes for giving me the inspiration in the first place. Hope you guys enjoy this as much as I did doing it!!