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I'd gone from being this art student messing about with music to this girl with a record deal, magazine front covers and all this hype. In many ways, it was everything I ever wanted, but when it happened all I felt was total, paralysing fear.
I'm one of those people that is up for most things. When I was offered to sing at the Oscars I was like, 'Yeah, I want to know what that's like!' I'm always curious to know what things are like - as long as you're not compromising who you are.
The Teenage Cancer Trust does incredible work supporting and caring for teenagers and young adults with cancer, and it's a cause that is really close to me and my family.
I'd experimented with so many different types of music. I had these folky songs I'd written and recorded, but something wasn't quite right.
I'm really careful with what the music gets put with, and we say no to so much stuff, loads of it, for things that might quadruple the sales of my album. But if it doesn't fit then it doesn't fit, you know?
It's very flattering when you look into the crowd and people have made an effort and dressed in your style.
When making the first album, I think I wrote a song about every six months. The first album was so much about the vocals carrying it.
I always wanted to sound like a man, like Jeff Buckley or Tom Waits.
I feel a responsibility to the fans who have paid to see me and I want to give as good a show as I possibly can.
I feel things in quite an intense way. I'm not actually the most intense person.
What I really like seeing from the stage is people having their own moments, when people are doing some performance of their own.
You know, people always ask, 'What are you like offstage?' And I always say, 'Well, I'm completely normal and mellow.'
At the beginning of my career I was going through a really weird phase of dressing in boys clothes. I would only wear one American Apparel T-shirt and shorts and brogues the whole year round. Not the same T-shirt, obviously, but one style of American Apparel T-shirt. I think I was going through a tomboy stage.
I got to live out my 11-year-old fantasies - I got to go on stage with Green Day. Billie Joe called my name from the stage. 'Dookie' was the first album I ever bought. I covered the whole of 'Nimrod' and he'd heard it. That was like the 11-year-old girl dreamed.
I saw 'The Artist.' It's really beautiful and it's all done to the letter with all the silent film techniques. The costumes were amazing and the dog is so good.
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