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" My parents never told me, 'You're supposed to wear pink,' or 'You're meant to do this because you're a girl.' "
" The first time I'd ever had a go at production or recording, I just recorded in my room. I just put it on Soundcloud because I have family abroad, and I wanted to show them, 'Oh, hi, Uncle Carl, here's some music that I've done,' or whatever. "
" I think I might have played a song on piano or guitar in a school talent show. I went to an all girls school, so there were always little things going on, but it wasn't really until I was 17 that I did a proper performance. My first big one was Glastonbury, before I was signed. "
" Collaborating on lyrics has never worked for me. "
" I don't feel like I have to prove a point and say that I love the kind of music that I make. "
" The reason I can play loads of instruments is because I kept giving up and trying another one. "
" Sometimes before I go on stage, I think about how people can be so judgmental and forget they're the ones who bought your album; they're the ones that are singing along. "
" I'm more than just the face at the front of a band. "
" I was a very closed person before, and I wouldn't say how I felt about things, and now I've kind of opened myself up. And it's scary. "
" My whole career will be about sad things. Happy songs about nightclubs and shots? That's not me. "
" I'd rather go on stage and talk or do public speaking than sing. Singing is very scary. It's very exposing. "
" I'm a very creative person, but that side of me was suppressed because I was academic. I was depressed at school, and I didn't know why. "
" Sometimes I worry I've said too much. But it's easier to write about things that are fresh in your mind. "
" I'm quite an independent person. "
" I never started learning instruments with the hope of having a career in it. It was more kind of I quite enjoy messing around and writing or playing with the family and stuff like that. "
" I prefer to listen to a lot of male singers rather than females. Sometimes I find it a bit too shrill. I even find my own voice a bit too high. "
" Maybe I'll want to go to Iceland and see the volcanoes, or attend some lectures, or go to Mexico and go to the jungle. On my own. With nothing whatsoever to do with music! "
" I think my songs serve a purpose in a very therapeutic way to do with relationships, very different to do with my opinions on world affairs. "
" I had piano lessons when I was five or six years old, so my mom got me this little keyboard in my room. And then it progressed from that to classical guitar and drums and oboe. "