The biggest risk I’ve ever taken is going on American Idol and trying to be myself. I wasn’t going to try too hard to conform and I knew that it could possibly not work out.
I have crushes on women all the time. I don’t have intimate relationships with them but I find women beautiful.
Los Angeles can be a really sad city.
I’m so happy to be in a committed relationship.
It’s been a transformative period and I really wanted to make music from what I’ve experienced.
I’ve sung other people’s music all my life.
I’m very inspired by past music.
I think Lady Gaga is great and is changing pop music and bringing back a certain rock ‘n’ roll spirit swagger to the game.
I think the difficult thing is the transition between TV competition series and going into the actual music industry. There still seems to be a slight disconnect there.
I was a big fan of Middle Eastern elements of music and experimental electronic and tribal sounds.
In middle school I really didn’t have music but in high school I remember taking a lot of choir and drama.
I listen to crazy robust rock music where they sing their faces off and soul music which can be similar.
Pop is a little bit theatrical. That’s the whole vibe. That’s the point – is that it’s great music great melodies great hooks. But on top of it it’s a presentation. There’s a showmanship about it. And that’s why I wanted to be a pop star.
Right now I’m not really thinking about marriage.
After my tour I had time to stay at home be with my boyfriend and hang out with friends and that brought me down to earth and helped me write music from a more relaxed place.
I’m inspired by history different periods.
‘Come out’ is so funny to me because I’ve never been in.
My dad is a Deadhead my mom’s a Jewish-American princess from Jersey.