“I have a very high opinion of myself.”
The teen-pop megastar reveals a dark — or at least darker — side on his make-or-break third album.
“It would be a complete fabrication to say I’m from outside [the system].”
He’s worked with everyone from Kanye West to Ed Sheeran. Here’s the story of how he got there.
“That creative energy is very playful. It’s very tricky. It likes to give you false leads. It’s like Peter Pan.”
From My Bloody Valentine to Liquid Liquid.
“Discovering Flannery O’Connor and Eudora Welty and those southern short-story writers, it really informed my writing.”
From Neil Diamond’s “Girl, You’ll Be a Woman Soon” to the James Brown–Tupac Shakur mash-up in Django Unchained.
A little movie called Blonde Venus from 1932.
“Jamal is all about subtle luxury.”
“I’ve never quite divorced the horror of death from the beauty of life. They go hand in glove.”
He goes one record at a time.
“I could never do a real talk show. I don’t have that skill set.”
“You can have a hit record at 30 years old over there.”
“TV is too small. Take it from me: I was there when TV ended.”
The New Jersey singer discusses his Lush life.
The Saturday Night Live star discusses her side project.
“It’s about breaking down barriers.”
“I like it, you know, smooth as can be.”
“I think in Australia, at least with me personally, I didn’t naturally perceive the scale of the institution and how important the show is”