Hold on never look back; inspired by twitter pics
its gotten to that point in the year where everyone is shamelessly creeping everyones old facebook posts and its hilarious
One thing that inspired this song was when we went on our very first headling tour a few years ago. I used to stand there before I went on stage, and I would listen to the crowd making the most amazing, magical, loud screaming sounds. I would hear it and I would sit there and think ‘I can’t believe I get to hear that sound one time in my life.’ That I could never get this melody out of of my head until I finally wrote a new song and I called that song ‘Long Live.’ Thank you so much for screaming for us. This song is completely, a hundred percent for you.
"As a teenager, I didn’t understand that saying you’re a feminist is just saying that you hope women and men will have equal rights and equal opportunities. What it seemed to me, the way it was phrased in culture, society, was that you hate men. And now, I think a lot of girls have had a feminist awakening because they understand what the word means. For so long it’s been made to seem like something where you’d picket against the opposite sex, whereas it’s not about that at all. Becoming friends with Lena – without her preaching to me, but just seeing why she believes what she believes, why she says what she says, why she stands for what she stands for – has made me realise that I’ve been taking a feminist stance without actually saying so.” (x)
“My big dream is to look out into a crowd of thousands of people and have them singing the words to my songs. That to me would just be everything I’ve ever hoped for.”
One thing I learned in this whole process is that you can get everything you want in life without ever feeling like you fit in. Selling millions of records doesn’t make me feel cool. It makes me feel proud, like I have a lot of people on my side and that I worked really hard. But I don’t think it’s the most important thing in life, to fit in. I think it’s important to dance to the beat of your own drum.