You’re an incredibly visual artist – how important and valuable is that visual element to you first?
It’s amazing to be able to build hidden meanings and small easter eggs for myself into my music videos and the visuals I share. But ultimately my music is the most important, and the videos are more for the fans.
To what extent would you say that ‘Target Practice’ represents where you are sonically, right now?
I write all of my music on acoustic guitar, but I also think it’s exciting to be in a position to change up my sound based on what’s inspiring me or happening in my life at the time. I enjoy exploring a lot of different sounds and having the opportunity to experiment. The content of “Target Practice” seemed to fit with kind of an angsty vibe.
What is your mission statement as an artist now, and how has it changed?
My mission statement is and always has been to have an unfiltered, raw perspective on the things I experience, and to share it with people who may relate.
You’ve mentioned before that you like being at home, is there any anxiety about going out on tour again in the future?
I’m a homebody, but touring is really fun and I don’t think anyone but touring musicians really get to experience traveling in the way that we do. It’s really cool to see new places and especially try new foods. I’m really looking forward to my first club tour this spring with nothing,nowhere.
What’s the biggest thing you have learned about yourself as an artist, and as a person – from the beginning of your career until now?
No matter how many people are listening to my music, it will still always be my biggest outlet and escape. Creating art and being able to share it with the world is very cathartic and I’ll never take it for granted.
The idea of legacy is a weird one, especially this early in your career. How would you like to be remembered as an artist at this point though?
I would just like to be remembered. That’s it.
How do you define success now?
I used to think the numbers were a lot more important, and now to me success is creating art that’s genuine to me, and that I can be proud of, regardless of who else likes it.