Here’s what the 19-year-old “In My Blood” pop star had to say…
On his new album: “I think people will be pleasantly surprised at the fact I can do other genres that they haven’t heard me sing. I don’t just listen to one genre, I listen to rap, pop, rock and country and if that’s what I listen to, then that’s what I’m going to create. I let the cohesive factor be my story and my voice, and my rule is: if it’s a good song, it’s a good song. Roll with it.”
On revealing his struggles with anxiety within his music: “It was absolutely terrifying, I was thinking, what if people say, ‘Why is he making sad songs? We like his songs about love.’ I was terrified, then I realized it’s not about that. The day after it came out, I started getting messages from fans, friends and family about how important it was to them. You know, I couldn’t be happier.”
On vocalizing his struggles with anxiety: “Just talking to friends and family and talking to people, becoming more open and vulnerable with everything that’s going on in my life, it’s really hard at first, and with the public it’s hard at first, but ultimately it made things easier for me.”
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