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Verite

American,  Musician
Total Quotes : 26
Day Alternative Definitely

Back in the day, I was definitely a child of alternative radio.

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Color Wear Defer

I don't wear a lot of color because I live in New York, and I'm sort of color-blind, so colors don't match to me a lot of the times, and it makes me anxious. So I'll always defer back to black.

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Mind Compare Honestly

I constantly compare myself to artists who have, like, 10 times the budget I do. My mind is the biggest challenge, honestly.

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Love Business Sacrifices

I love spreadsheets. I do all the finances. I pay the publicists. I have to compartmentalize the creative and the business, so there are sacrifices. But ultimately, I get to be the CEO of my own business.

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Music Ambiguity Lot

A lot of my music has ambiguity and room for people to interpret.

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Myself Very Relaxing

I'm not very good at vacationing or relaxing or planning any of that for myself. So I'm in the habit of piggy-backing off of gigs and deciding to stay an extra day.

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Think Always Chased

I hyper-analyze everything; I'm always in my head. Those moments where you don't think and you're just part of the environment did not come easily to me, but it was those moments and highs that I chased.

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Voice Attached Which

I have to recognize that my voice is attached to my body, which gets tired.

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Convince Top Weirder

I want to write weirder stuff and convince people that it's Top 40.

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Career Will Maybe

I want to have a career in 10, 20 years, so it's harder now, and maybe more stressful now, but in the future, hopefully it will all pay off.

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Young Started Dad

I started when I was really young. I was playing with my dad when I was 8 or 9, and I started playing shows then. I had a short stint in a DIY all-girl punk cover band.

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Week Very Moved

I moved to New York when I was 21 and worked between 40 and 70 hours a week. Then I invested it all. It was really just a hustle. But I was kind of raised to work like that, so to me, it seemed very normal and natural.

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Play Back Through

I used to play shows in D.C. and then drive back to New York to work at 6 A.M. So there are those moments, and you just really need to power through them. Eventually, it builds on itself.

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Like Other About

I was joking with someone about this the other day. They were like, 'You talk about Applebee's as if it was your ex.' I miss it; I miss setting up tables at 6 A.M.

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Proud Becoming Putting

If I'm happy with what I'm putting out and proud of it - that is becoming enough for me. It's testing myself, but I'm ready to do it, whereas I wasn't ready before. Sometimes it's feigned confidence, but if I make a decision, I can do anything.

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More Times Square Making

I started Verite on savings from three years working at Applebee's in Times Square. I was a ridiculously good waitress. I was making more money than my brother, who worked at a start-up.

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Death Vibe Cab

When I was 16 or 17, I started listening to Death Cab, and I started writing my own songs. I was writing alternative rock, and I had a seven-piece band. The shift was just iterations of experimentation and finding what sounded right. When I stumbled on the sound and vibe that I currently have, it was kind of by chance.

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Doing Sometimes Week

Sometimes, you're going 24 hours a day, seven days a week for a few months, and then you come home, and you wonder what you're doing with your life and why. At least, that's the experience I've had.

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Music Writing Like

I started writing music with my cousin at, like, 16 and traveled with a '70s band.

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Mind Always Practical

School was just kind of something where it was like, 'Um, I guess I should get my bachelor's.' My mind is always geared towards the practical.

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