Here are excerpts from the interview
On Nudity: “I find it relatively easy to keep my clothes on because I don’t really feel like taking them off,” she said. “It’s not an urge I have. For me ‘risky’ is revealing what really happened in my life through music. Risky is writing confessional songs and telling the true story about a person with enough details so everyone knows who that person is. That’s putting myself out there, maybe even more than taking my shirt off.”
On the backlash she receives from the press because of her song lyrics: “I know when not to read an article,” the songbird admitted. “Is it going to help my day? Is it important for my life? If the answer is no, then I just don’t click.”
“I’m careful about getting sucked into the rabbit hole that is the Internet because, as a songwriter, I don’t have the option of having thick skin,” she continued. “As a writer you have to be open to everything, and that includes pain, rejection, self-doubt, fear. I deal with that enough on my own. If you look hard enough, you could find somebody on the Internet criticizing every single thing about you. If you’re me.”
On her numerous publicized relationships: “I think everyone should approach relationships from the perspective of playing it straight and giving someone the benefit of the doubt,” she said of dating. “Until he establishes that this is a game. And if it’s a game, you need to win. The best thing to do is just walk away from the table.”
And most importantly? Never yell in a relationship.
“Silence speaks so much louder than screaming tantrums,” she explained. “Never give anyone an excuse to say that you’re crazy.”