To be honest, I'm not as goal oriented and ambitious as I once was.
Actually, no, because awards don't spark sales as much as you'd think.
I'm learning a lot about myself being alone, and doing what I'm doing.
The flattery is nice, but awards don't add up to writing quality songs.
I listened to my record and hear lots of influences. And it's very rich... it's got a wide spectrum.
I seem to have secured some place in world of music and that's kind of all that really matters to me.
I'm not writing just about melancholy stuff anymore, I made a point to cover a wide range of emotions.
I can't say I want to earn a particular award or sell a certain number of records, because even if I do that, the satisfaction only lasts five minutes.
Generally my feeling is that I think women are just in a universal way coming out, coming to their own more. And they have more opportunity, and basically we're equal.
And I think it's a real challenge to be up there sometimes with only a keyboard if they don't have a grand piano... and to try to win people over that way. It's really hard.