“I want us all to dance, I want us all to sing. I want us all to just have a really good time,” she told the crowd. “We’re not here for very much longer — we have only a few more songs. But I would love for these last few songs for us to really, really, really enjoy ourselves. How about that?”
ES: You have to be prepared for five to six years of overnight success, if that makes sense. You have to do loads of stuff that no one notices at all and that’s like five to six years, minimum. You have to play gigs that no one listens to, write songs that everyone doesn’t believe in, and just believe in yourself enough. And then, just never have a plan B. Always think that you are going to succeed and then eventually you are — if you wish success into existence, basically — and just believe in yourself. And don’t, after six years, be like, “Ah, do you know what? I’m just going to get a desk job or something.” If you want to be a musician, be a musician, because you can always make a living being a musician.