The biggest compliment you can pay me as a singer is that I sound like I mean what I sing. The second best compliment you can pay me is that I have found my own singing voice. I believe these are the two most important in connecting to other people through your music.
It’s all about finding the combination between being strong and being vulnerable. If you are not strong you will not find your own voice but will sound just like singers before you. At the same time as being strong you also have to be vulnerable or your music will not connect with other people. Connecting with other people in music is just like in real life, you have to show something true about yourself, even if it hurts a bit.