There’s clearly room for role models who are made fun of at award shows. Not that I necessarily enjoy being poked fun at, but that’s gonna happen to the fans, too. Whether in a board meeting or in school or on Facebook, where they’ll get humiliated publicly. It’s not just about standing on top of the mountain with the wind blowing in your hair, looking fabulous. My priority is not seeming like the coolest person in the music industry, or hardcore, or like some bombshell.
I actually wrote all the songs myself for this record. It didn’t really happen on purpose, it just sort of happened. Like, I’d get my best ideas at 3:00 am in Arkansas, and I didn’t have a co-writer around and I would just finish it.