Who’s the artist that excites you most right now? Who are you watching / listening to?
Oh my goodness, the artists that most excite me right now… There are so many! I think Finneas is fantastic. I am a sucker for BTS. They have such great energy. I remember touring Southeast Asia wondering when the world was going to get turned on to K-Pop. It does my heart so much good to see music expanding in this way.
What advice would you give someone who wants to make it in the music industry?
The best thing I can say is that no two paths are alike. And that goes for people in any business, in any career because what's right for someone is not right for someone else. I think it's all about intuition. You have to really kind of follow your own path and your own breadcrumb trail. If your strength’s like performing, get out there and perform. Is your strength releasing stuff on YouTube? If so, do that.
What’s Your “Most Played” song right now?
“Love It When You Hate Me” by Avril Lavigne – I love that she’s her punky, authentic self. Darren Hayes’ “Let’s Try Being In Love” – he’s become a pal of mine. I’m so proud of his reinvention and resurgence. Also “Cold Heart” is on constant rotation. I love Elton and Dua Lipa.
You did a run in Vegas last year — tell us about your costumes / stage fashions.
I’m so lucky because I got to perform in Vegas with my pop soulmate Joey McIntyre. We both have similar tastes like we’re both a little theatrical and funky. We like modern cool clothes, so it was fun having a partner crime in that way, to put it together. I like to deconstruct as a show goes on, so I like to come out super together and glam and by the end of it, I’m barefoot. I like to be playful. It’s like I get to play dress up and kind of showcase every part of my personality. Oh, and fun fact: if you saw me on The Mixtape tour a few years ago, you saw me wearing a lot of Alice + Olivia!