See what the "Rebel" singer tells BreatheHeavy.com in our exclusive interview.
What was the inspiration behind two visuals for "We Ain't Worried?"
Well the first visual that I shot by the beach was just something on a whim like that same day. I was like 'let's just finally stop talking about it and go to the beach and shoot it.' So we went to the beach and just decided to shoot something fun, and young, that felt good. I was wearing my clothing line, and it was just something we did in two hours. I was just happy to show a different side of me. Same thing with the other video. The other one was for my clothing line. Everyone was wearing the clothing, so it kind of ended up being a showcase for the clothing and the music.
You've been in the music industry a long time and have seen the shift from buying albums to streaming...
We're coming to a time where there are no rules for everything. We can make our own rules. We can release our own music our way any kind of way that we want to their convenience. [A way] people are going with already. So you might as well get ahead of the game and not be left behind. I respect any way that anybody feels the way they want to release the music for their fans. At the end of the day, whether they're buying it, streaming it, however it's coming out, I think as long as for us, as artists, as long the people are interested and want to hear it... we want our fans to hear it.
What do you consider success in music?
Complete happiness. It could be small group of fans, or a large group. I think success in music is making music you love and being able to put it out however you want and tour. I don't think there's a number or a gold plaque, platinum, all that stuff you know what I mean? I've seen people have more attraction with a smaller fanbase and a longer career that way. It's whatever makes the artist happy.
What's a life mantra you can relay to your fans?
Do what you want. Be your best. Set short term goals and reach them. Be it, think it, do it.