The 24-year-old singer opens up to the mag about her music, working with Britney Spears, and how she manages her relationships and dating life.
On doing “Slumber Party” with Britney: “I mean that whole experience was incredibly surreal. The first time we worked together face to face was in a teeny tiny little studio somewhere in the valley in LA that you would definitely never expect Britney to be rehearsing in. She pulled up and was wearing a velour tracksuit!”
On relationships: “So much of my life is dedicated to what I do that if someone else had that same sense of dedication to what they’re doing, to find even the time to hang out [would be] really hard. In the perfect world I’d be like I’ll just find a guy who’s able to travel with me.”
On sexism in the industry: “The most blatant sexism I received was more toward the beginning of my career when people thought of me more as a cute girl who got a deal who didn’t necessarily earn her place here. It was an attitude of, ‘okay, this girl is hot,’ and a lot of people just really objectifying me in studio situations when I’m trying to make a song with a producer or writer. Especially because I was only like 18, 19 at the time, there were a lot of older guys seemingly more interested in the physical aspect or the sexual aspect of potentially working with me rather than making a good song. Which is obviously frustrating and a little bit upsetting. But more and more as I gained respect as a songwriter as someone who deserves to be here, I think it happens to me less. At least to my face.”
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