Home' LOTL : JanFeb16 Contents SO HOW MANY BREAKUPS HAVE INSPIRED
(Laughs) Hahaha! All of them! Every single one. I
would say that the songs that people know came
from a certain time in my life that...I bet I could
safely say that there’s about... (pause) five different
relationships that I’ve pretty much written every-
thing about. (Laughs) Maybe six!
WHAT WOULD BE YOUR ULTIMATE PLACE TO
It’s not so much geographically. It’s about the peo-
ple. People in different places have been amazing.
I mean, I ’ve had astounding shows in Sydney. I ’ve
had amazing shows in Amsterdam, Montreal, New
York City, and Chicago. It’s the audience. Getting to
see Australia is just an added plus.
ANY ADVICE YOU WOULD GIVE TO YOUR
I’d say (in a nurturing voice) don’t worry so much. It’s
gonna be ok. It’s all gonna happen. Just take your
time. Enjoy everything.
IS THERE A QUESTION YOU’RE SURPRISED NO
INTERVIEWER HAS ASKED YOU?
(Laughs) No, actually! I’ve done so many interviews,
I have been asked everything. I have been asked
everything you can imagine.
Haha! As soon as I said that I was like, don’t say that!
Now she’s going to ask, well, like what? (Laughs) I
DO YOU DREAM IN COLOUR?
Hmm...do I dream in colour? Wow...hmm...I have
memories where I go - particularly - that was red.
Yeah, I have memories of red.
HOW WOULD YOU FINISH THE SENTENCE: ‘AC-
TIVISM IS...’ ?
Activism is rewarding.
DOES YOUR CREATIVE PROCESS VARY GREATLY
FROM SONG TO SONG OR ALBUM TO ALBUM? I
READ THAT YOU COMPLETED YOUR FIRST ALBUM
IN JUST FOUR DAYS?
Yeah, yeah, that was from necessity. The record
company’s president hated the record so I went,
ok, I have four days - I think I can do this. But that
was necessity. I enjoy a little bit more time than that
but I don’t think it should take too long. I ’ve never
laboured too hard over anything cause I don’t think
HOW DID YOU FEEL WHEN YOU GOT YOUR ‘SKIN’
Oh, I loved that! That was my favourite tattoo, even
though I can’t see it and nobody can see it - it’s at
the back of my neck and it’s in white so it’s kinda
wasted as a tattoo! But the experience. I mean, it
didn’t take very long - it was like 10 minutes, maybe.
But right back there at the back of your neck there’s
a lot of nerve endings...that was my favourite. I loved
that experience. But no plans for more. I ’m not like,
CAN YOU TELL US A MUSICIAN THAT MAKES YOU
WANT TO PICK UP YOUR GUITAR?
Oh yeah. Oh gosh. It’s pretty much any time I hear
music! I did a binge listening of Jimi Hendrix the
other day and it was like, god! Give me my guitar! I
wanna find out how he gets those sounds. So any
kind of guitar player makes me think like that.
DRIVE. LUCK. TALENT. WHAT’S THE MOST IMPOR-
TANT INGREDIENT IN ‘MAKING IT’?
I would say drive if that drive is just an understand-
ing that this is a journey. You never really get there.
You just have to want to keep going along the path.
Otherwise it’s going to be really hard if you don’t
know that it just never stops.
WHAT’S THE QUIRKIEST THING ABOUT YOU?
Haha! That I’m not so quirky.
AND IF YOU HAD TO SAY WHAT THE MAIN FORCE
WAS BEHIND YOUR MUSIC?
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