"Through this record, I lost everything. As I was doing it, there was a death in the family and it was the first time I really experienced that. I had kind of had my media highpoint as a new break through artist and I had a lot of success but I certainly didn’t sell millions of records. I don’t think I gained confidence because I felt like I was the shit, but I rediscovered how much I love music no matter what my success level is and how much I need to write and how driven I still am. I’m just weathering whatever comes my way. I think that made me feel more confident as a person and very self-reliant and still self-inspired. So if the confidence came through, I think it was because of me being comfortable in my own skin. But it’s not really because of the kind of external attention. That always surprises me and it’s really nice to have."