I would never really listen to my own music or whatever, but I write music so I can deal with things and I hope that some people can relate in that. Maybe help people, or just bring a smile to their face or make them feel cool or something.
Music and friends are the most important to me really, it’s all I ever do.
For the most part, I’m extremely thankful for the life I have and what I get to do in the future.
I don’t like meeting bands that I like, because in the slight case that they might not be cool, it kind of ruins it for me.
I’m not really the most confident guy in the world, but I also don’t care too much about what people think about me either. I just try to be honest in what I like and see who likes it.
When you’re a kid and you’re in a classroom, anybody would die to be hanging out in London or having their sixteenth birthday in Japan.
I take my faith seriously.
If I can hear it I can kind of play it. I guess that’s how I write, just how something feels.
I know so many people that I wouldn’t have ever met had I not have been travelling since I was fourteen.
My thing is I’d love to be friends with Thom Yorke but if he wasn’t a nice guy it would ruin everything for me, I probably wouldn’t be able to listen to his music.
When I took drum lessons as a kid the teacher would always ask me if I practiced, and I’d be like ‘nope’ and he’d be like: “Well you’re not going to be able to play the beat.” So I would ask him to show me, and he’d show me and I’d be able to hear it and play it, so I’ve always not really been good at reading things.
I love coffee, I love my family, I love being in New Zealand – that’s honestly one of my top five favourite things – faith is important to me, and I hope to be married one day. I love that coffee was number one.
I really write emotionally so whatever mood I’m in, or if a chord hits me a certain way that’s what I’ll go off of.
That’s the point of music, to not be selfish and to help other people, I think.
Mainly, life experiences with my family or travelling as a young kid, I feel like I had a different lifestyle than a lot of people leaving on tour when I was fourteen and stuff, so I pull from that.