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My dad always used to encourage me to dress weird.

Charli XCX in Dress, Me, Weird

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My dad always used to encourage me to dress weird.

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I always see my songs in colors, and I'm often more inspired by movies and photographs than I am by other songs when I write my music. I'm also inspired by fashion, and I want my music to be a visual painting of what's in my mind.

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When I was younger, I was a rave kid trapped inside a singer/songwriter's body. But I kind of figured my way out because I started making these really terrible beats on this Yamaha keyboard that my parents got me for my 10th birthday.

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I'm inspired by artists like Robyn, just because she writes amazing pop songs, and they're not throwaway. When I listen to a Robyn pop song, I don't feel like she's just kind of saying something and not thinking; I feel like it's really emotional.

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I do appreciate the '80s as an era, the general sounds and aesthetics of the era. The Cure, that whole kind of image is really kind of amazing, I think. The power ballads and how everything sparkles and words are really dramatic. Huge drums, things like t

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I love that '...Baby One More Time' video, to be honest; it's amazing.

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The scenes in 'The Virgin Suicides' where Elle Fanning is ice skating are really amazing.

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If there's intelligence behind an opinion, then I'm all for expressing it, but I would never just start a fight with someone for the sake of it - that's just not me.

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I made video art for quite a long time, and I made this video covering myself in burgers and dancing to Major Lazer and doing covers of Britney Spears songs... I can't remember how I got there, but my teacher said he'd have to fail me because it had mild

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I've passed up on many a thing that could have made me a big artist or something. Like, I was offered a feature on a Christina Aguilera song and I turned it down. It just wasn't right. She's cool, but it just wasn't right.

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Sometimes I feel like I was born in the wrong year - I think it would have been cool to be alive in the '60s.

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I used to worry about being cool. Now I realize that I genuinely don't care.

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I never set out to be a cult cool artist. I always made music that I thought was pop.

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I've always wanted to write pop music. I never wanted to be cool or make a hipster record.

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I was never the cool kid in school, and loads of people told me that I was weird, that I dressed uncool and did uncool things, that I was too nice, too happy.

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