17 4 / 2014
Anonymous asked: Why are you releasing an explicit and clean version of your album? Do you hope to get radio play? Do you have any thoughts on the rating system for music albums, TV, and movies? There has been some talk throughout the years for a similar rating system to be applied to books, which terrifies me but I also don't like the rating systems for those other media. So I am curious about your thoughts!
I have a lot of fans who are either uncomfortable with profanity or want to play the music for kids or students who would be uncomfortable with profanity. I very much do not want to exclude them from enjoying my music.
At the same time, I don’t like censoring myself during the songwriting process (which I have done a lot over the years…especially if I was writing a song for a video.) So I wanted to get away from that and let the process be free of that constraint, which I think worked out very well.