Honestly, it was one of the best shows of the tour so far. The venue was nice, the crowd was awesome, sold out. Also, I had a lot of executives there. I don’t really get nervous to perform in front of them, but I just wanted to make sure I put on a cool show. Oh! James Brown’s family came out for the show. His grandchildren, everything. It was an honor. You know, every couple of days, it hits me how lucky I am and how cool this is. The fact that James Brown’s family was there and in awe of the show after having seen the best performers in the world? Too cool.
My favorite song to do in my shows right now is [my upcoming single] “So Listen.” It’s not out yet, so the fans go crazy. I can’t wait to release it officially this week!
I put on my robe immediately after the show, as is habit. I chilled in the dressing room, had time to calm myself down. Then I came back to the bus and chilled for a little while. My tour manager, Jeff, brought me a nice vanilla milkshake. No Harry Potter tonight, alas.
People ask me all the time, “If you could trade places with anyone in the world, who would it be?” Honestly, I wouldn’t trade places with anyone in the world. I wanna keep working hard and finish my business. If I weren’t singing? I’d be swimming competitively. It was my life before I started singing. I was actually Australian champion for my age a couple years before moving to the states. I was training twice a day and really enjoyed it. Butterfly stroke, all the way.
I won’t quit my day job though and become a weatherman or a swimmer. I just love my fans. Wouldn’t be here without them. I appreciate their support every single day. I hope they know that.
On with the tour!