I just like a great song. I just wanted to be this true reflection of what is in my heart and it ended up becoming my life which was kind of surreal, but I do enjoy writing for other people.— The Rocket Summer
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I don't view myself as any kind of celebrity, but we as people are called to do those things and I am just lucky I have a microphone and can reach more people sometimes.
I see what those people are doing with computers and it's just the new way of doing things and I don't look down on them for it, it's kind of funny that there are a lot of people - and I don't even care, this isn't me being like "well I do this" - but there are definitely people who are like: "Yeah I played all that."
Musical integrity means a lot to me, personally for myself, I don't really care if other people can't even sing or whatever. For myself I have high standards.
I think just as a person, if you say you follow Christ, you have to stand up for the injustices that are going on in the world.
I've certainly collaborated with others for their songs and it's fun.
To me, it's exciting to write from a place that doesn't have to be so true to my life and is more just storytelling.
In fact I wonder if I should bend my own rules a little and for the sake of writing a good song it doesn't have to been so autobiographical, but that's a stupid rule to live by as some of my favourite artists' songs, they have a song that you think is about their life [which] probably even isn't, but it's a great song.
I'm inspired by struggles. I've been through several really big ones in my life and I'm reminded of how God pulled me out of these certain situations and how my life was affected by that, so of course I don't like the hard times at all and I know it sounds really cliché to say 'hang in there' but it's a true thing, if you're actually believing in what our creator can do.
I can't believe I'm in New Zealand, I can't wait to play.
It's just so beautiful out here and so awesome.
In actuality it's drum samples in the computer.
I don't know, I've just never really dug into that whole technology thing, I feel like it hurts me as a musician a little.
I'm kind of a purist and I actually just want to be a good player, with that said though... I probably should get a little more involved in that as that's what people are doing and making great songs out of their computer so it's kind of like, at what point does purist become arrogance?