Just thinking of all the things I'd done getting there and everything I've sacrificed to do so. But what's happening now makes it worth it.
I tried to bang down a lot of doors but Virgin were the only label who believed in what I was doing. I ended up with the label that understood what I was trying to do.
I always wanted to be a musician from when I was kid. It was always a massive dream of mine. School was also really really important to me and having an education was top of my priority. So I really wanted to have a degree before I tried anything in the music industry.
It would be sad if we lost our instinct and our courage to love and protect.
Any song I have to work on longer than a day, I just leave it. It's not gonna work. Everything that's good is really instant.
I built a reputation as a songwriter in the industry before my own hits. People were used to coming to me for songs. There were songs like 'Clown' and 'Mountains' that were my songs that I wanted to keep. But the record labels saw me as a songwriter. It was hard to get people to believe in me as an artist.