I doubt I’ll be singing forever, because at some point people aren’t going to want to hear my music, and I hope that I’ll still get the opportunity to write songs.
Heartbreak can definitely give you a deeper sensibility for writing songs. I drew on a lot of heartbreak when I was writing my first album, I didn’t mean to but I just did.
The way I write my songs is that I have to believe what I’m writing about, and that’s why they always end up being so personal – because the kind of artists I like, they convince me, they totally win me over straight away in that thing. Like, ‘Oh my God, this song is totally about me.’
I wouldn’t be able to write a song like ‘Someone Like You’ and get someone else to sing it because it’s so personal. It’s like giving away your heart.
I don’t really need to stand out, there’s room for everyone. Although I haven’t built a niche yet, I’m just writing love songs.
Where you go, I go,
What you see, I see,
I know I’d never be me without the security,
Are your loving arms keeping me from harm
Put your hands in my hand & we’ll stand.
And if I’m not the one for you
You’ve gotta stop holding me the way you do
Why if I’m not the one for you?
Why have we been through what we have been through
I should probably tell you now before it’s way too late
That I never meant to hurt you or lie straight to your face
Consider this my apology
I know it’s years in advance
But I’d rather say it now in case I never get the chance
Please don’t fall apart
I can’t face your breaking heart
I’m trying to be brave
Stop asking me to stay
Sometimes I just feel it’s only me
Who can’t stand the reflection that they see
I wish I could live a little more
Look up to the sky, not just the floor
No one knows me like you do
And since you’re the only one that matters
Tell me who do I run to?