i want to edit the rest of this photoshoot


“I want respect. I want my fans to be happy. I want them to feel like it was worth the wait. I want them to feel like these songs are what they can relate to, and what I try to do is replace my expectation with appreciation. Honestly, what I want to do is start the rest of my life, because I felt stagnant for so long. So with this album, what I wanted to do was have it be the starting point for the rest of my career, and I want it to build.”


I would like to be doing this for the rest of my life, if I’m lucky enough. I would like to play the full-on long game, and I feel that with that personally – and this is just my own opinion – that needs range and that needs versatility and that needs to keep people guessing, and to hopefully show the different range that you can do. So I’m wanting to do different projects, whereby it stretches me in that way.


To have known what I wanted to do for the rest of my life at such a young age is something that only a handful of people experience. Not only that, but to be able to do what I want to do for the rest of my life starting now is incredible! I think one of the greatest accomplishments is being able to get up every morning excited to go to work.


I don’t remember all of this from my childhood, but my mom tells me I was always an eccentric type of character. The first acting thing I remember is that I did a play in school called A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a Shakespeare play. I played Oberon. I remember walking on stage for the first time and seeing the audience look at me, and me looking out at them. Just seeing everyone’s faces along with the silence, that’s when I realized I wanted to do this for the rest of my life. So the first gig I did was through school.


Harper’s Bazaar UK February 2015

“I think we are a generation of women who are different in a lot of respects, and some of us want to be ambitious, and for it not to be a dirty word. We want to be feminine and soft, we want to be maternal, we want to be sexual, we want to be explorers - and we can be a combination of these archetypes. You can be powerful, but you can also be vulnerable.”