Talent is talent, but fashion is separate, and it shouldn't be used to judge me as a singer.
Flannel shirts, denim, Converse, a guitar, messy hair? That's literally me.
Real social situations are taking a back seat to social media.
I had a fairly regular childhood. I was a pretty boring kid. I didn't do much. I was always thinking, but I didn't really say a lot.
I don't think a lot of artists have the freedom that I have when it comes to dressing in general.
You can do anything and be a star. You can dress like however you want, and you can do whatever you want. If you wanna wear meat suits like Lady Gaga, good. She's freaking amazing! She's doing that, and she's unbelievable. I can wear T-shirts and still be great, too. So that's just what I'm proving to people.
I think we all have the right to feel 100 percent beautiful and 100 percent confident without pleasing anybody 'cause we're not here for anybody else.
I see songs in colors; I see days of the week. Each day of the week I relate to a gender, and it's very weird. I can taste words sometimes. It's very strange.
It's important to show that there's different ways of doing things. Some people like to be glamorous, and that's perfectly fine, and that's amazing. If I were that style, then I would do that. I'd wear heels every day, and I'd strut around in a dress, but that's not me.
Once you put songs out, they're not yours anymore. They're everyone else's.
You don't always have to be popular and do things everyone else is doing.
I was always told that music isn't a 'realistic' path to take, and like a normal human being, I doubted myself over and over because I was afraid of failure.
It's amazing: it's so cool being from Brampton, Ontario, and being able to travel the world and being embraced by so many countries.
I keep my hair curly and natural because I really just wanna show who I am.
I grew up in this little city called Brampton. It's pretty suburban - there's not a lot going on. In my neighbourhood, specifically, there weren't a lot of other kids so I would just spend a lot of time inside.
My house was very strange. I didn't do things other kids did because my parents were very strict - I stayed at home, quiet in my room.
I feel like I'm in my own head a lot; it just feels amazing, but scary, weird and confusing.
Often, as teens, we think we know everything, but actually we're just trying to figure life out, and we don't know much at all.
Having a mom as a hairdresser was really awesome: I was always her test dummy. I've had every style, every color you could imagine.
Frank Ocean would be incredible; I'd love to be a sponge and absorb everything he says. Every song he puts out, I'm like, 'Why didn't I think of this?'
I've never been one to crave attention, which I know means that this is probably the worst career to pick. I get anxious even when people come up to me for pictures sometimes. That's the one thing that makes me hesitant about my future. But I love music too much to not do it.
I just try to tell my stories in a way that is still light-hearted and fun to listen to. I'm not trying to bash you over the head with what I have to say.
In late elementary school, early high school, I started losing my hair in chunks in the shower. It was one of the scariest things. It got to the point where it was visibly gone.
We all act like we know everything in life, but nobody really does. That's what I want people to realize. For me, I know that I'm the same person. Nothing has changed. My family and friends know that.
If I'm kind of an outsider, it just happened that way, and people responded to it.
I feel New York is too crazy for me, especially when you go to Times Square.
We all just need to love ourselves and believe in ourselves.
I really want to speak for young women, especially because I feel like we're constantly brainwashed in everyday life.
Both my parents are Italian. My mom was born and raised in Italy. My dad was born in Canada, but then they moved to Italy.
I'd like to shut off all the noise and allow people to be creative without all the judgments and standards that we think we have to follow.
I always did music privately as a hobby, I think partly because I was nervous to do it in front of other people.
I feel like my whole life, I've had to prove myself to so many people because I'm young and because I'm a female; it's just constant. I'm always surprising people.
The only thing I'm really, truly good at is music - I just love it.
Maybe I'm not a typical pop star, but I don't think there's a mould for a pop star or singer. You can do whatever you want.
'Looking For Alaska' by John Green is a very great book. I feel like every teenage girl says John Green's 'Fault In Our Stars,' but 'Looking For Alaska' is better.
Beauty comes in all forms. It's not just external; it's internal as well.
I always find power in struggles. You end up a lot happier that way.
I just dress how I wanna dress. Not to say that I don't care about how I dress or that I'm a slob or anything like that... I just don't have to worry about the outside opinions of what people are saying.
I didn't start writing songs, honestly, until I started making my album. I was always doing poetry, but I never thought I could write songs. I discouraged myself and thought it was so hard. But starting this process and learning just what it is to be a songwriter and performer taught me that you don't have to feel discouraged about anything.
I don't really dance. I don't drink or smoke. Being at parties is very awkward.
For some reason, I'm constantly attacked on social media in terms of how I dress. I've never understood that. That's been very hard.
I think that my music is really empowering. I just want people to know - especially young people, but really everyone - that you don't have to be so caught up in what everyone else is thinking. You don't have to be the coolest, most popular person. You can just be you and be vulnerable.
Body image is something that girls struggle with every day, and it's something that I struggle with every day.
I do feel pressure from the outside world a little bit just because everybody wants new music, which is really nice. It just proves that everybody likes what I'm doing. But at the same time, I feel like it's important to just chill and experience things and really make the songs true to me.