You released Phoenix last week, how have you experienced all these reactions from your fans and journalists?
I’m mostly really happy because I did it for myself. The album took so long to create, almost three years to write and record. Putting this out was a big relief for me, especially because I’m really proud of the album. I grew a lot personally and artistically during the period of creating the album, so I was really happy to put it out. I got amazing feedback so far, which has obviously been an incredible feeling. It’s something very nice to hear that other people can relate to all these personal things I’ve put on the album. I try not to read all the articles too much because negative things do affect me, but I’m super happy with the feedback I got so far.
The album debuted at number one on the Canadian album charts. How did you react to that milestone when you found out?
I was really grateful and excited. It was definitely beyond our expectations for that to happen and especially because it stayed on number one for two weeks in a row, which was super special because not a lot of Canadian artists have that with an album. It’s been a crazy few weeks, but I am definitely super proud of the album.