GL: You’re also currently on billboards all across LA! How does it feel to see that?
G: It’s weird because it feels really surreal to see it. Sometimes, I’ll forget and I’ll be like going to get a smoothie at Naturewell then I’ll just be like there I am! . I’ve been working since I was like 6-ish and I’ve been working in music for a long time, too. So I think just after a lifetime of trying, it’s a little bit, even emotional to see them. It’s kind of overwhelming, I guess because I’d like to go back and tell six-year-old me “You did it!”
GL: The Internet has been out a couple of months now, how does that feel and what do you want people to know about it?
G: I’m really proud of the record, for many reasons but also because when I made it my heart disease was at its worst and we hadn’t figured out medications. I wrote a lot of it like, in hospital, and I really was feeling like it was keeping me alive and giving me purpose. A lot of the tracks on there are about personal experiences and some are about being sick and trying to have a love life while being sick and it hurts because, you know, you can’t have adrenaline. You can’t have a lot of things that come with dating and so it’s really complicated.
GL: What were your intentions with this record?
G: I tried to write music that I guess would make people feel stronger. Whether they were struggling with mental illness, or physical illness, or whatever they were, I want girls out there who are sick to still feel like they have a song to make them feel glamorous about it too. I don’t think you have to neuter yourself once you’re sick. You should still do the things you love, even if you have to do them from bed and I don’t think you have to give up everything that you once enjoyed. I went through that phase where I thought I had to and I was like, well, I guess I’ll start gardening and how do you crochet? Now I’m touring my album, and it can be hard and with some live shows I definitely felt pretty rough afterwards but my cardiologist said “With your disease, nothing’s going to be safe. So you might as well do what you want and go out” So I mean the album is definitely a lot about being ill and being in love and love sick and typically sick and it was a rough year when I was writing it but a lot of good happened too.