I was weirdly obsessed with music until I was 11, and then I turned into a nerd.
I’m just completely obsessed with Die Antwoord.
People call me for the ballads. Apparently that’s where I’ve been pigeonholed. But it’s really interesting and really fun. It’s my favourite part of the job, writing.
I don’t go to shows because I just want to listen to the music performed live. I want to get to know the person who’s performing it. Or I want to, like, take away a sense that I had an experience that nobody else is going to have again, or a unique experience for that moment.
I liked myself much more before I got famous. I was much friendlier and had more energy.
I hope I am a psychotherapist’s dream. I’ve spent enough hours in therapy.
I don’t read reviews or interviews or anything, just because I’m afraid; If I believed the good, then I’d believe the bad, and there will be bad.
I don’t need to be rich anymore; I don’t need to be a millionaire.
I don’t know anything about the history of music.
I love watching reality TV, but being part of making it was just demoralizing.
I love visual gags and gimmicks; I love them.
Fame made me develop a panic disorder.
People aren’t honest about the horrors of fame. The downsides are so overwhelming that, for me, there is no payoff.
Like when I’m singing live I can’t hear myself. I’m just listening to the rest of the band. To listen to my voice, it doesn’t even feel like it’s me.
I’ll be the songwriter for pop stars and then they can be the front person and I don’t have to be famous.