I'm getting bored performing the same songs over and over. Songwriting comes and goes.
All the records I keep are like friends I visit.
I have this red cardigan that my friend Coco gave me that has holes for thumbs. It's my cozy sweater. I wear it a lot.
I wanna grow and develop as an artist, and I feel like different kinds of collaborations can only help me in that way.
I'm really out of touch with myself emotionally. I've always had a hard time talking about how I feel.
Half of my anxiety is about whether people are going to like me.
In 2015, I told my band that I was taking a break so I could focus on my home life, go back to school, and try to remember what it was like to feel like a human being again.
I definitely wouldn't consider myself a professional, but I like to dress up like one.
I used to work at a label. I used to be a publicist. I used to be at a management company.
Singing a song like 'Your Love Is Killing Me,' people are worried about me. My mother called me, like, 'What's going on with you? Are you alright? I thought you were doing fine.' And I'm like, 'I am doing fine. It's just, this is what I do.'
I was pretty troubled for a long time. And I didn't know that. As a kid, I never talked about my emotions. My mom gave me a journal, but I didn't know what it meant. I just wrote all the time, not even thinking about it. But it also made me feel better.
People always ask me, 'Why do you only write about heartbreak?' I think I only write when I'm broken, so that's just what happens. It makes me feel better, but having some distance helps.
I always write from a personal place - whether it be about my friends or myself or a story that I heard.
I feel like I'm getting better at being a writer.
I try to focus on the melodies and try to make everything else minimal. The melody and the lyrics are most important to me.
I moved to New York to pursue music.
I'm not a down-in-the-dumps person. I think some people assume that I am because of the music I write.
I started writing for myself when I didn't know how to understand how I was feeling, and I didn't know how to talk to people about it, so I would break into the subconscious to try and understand what I was going through.
I've always been really shy. I was always afraid of any kind of confrontation.
I'm a total goofball.
Brit Marling is very positive, very professional, very encouraging.