“Another subject I’m obsessed with is whoever you’re calling out in “Queen” for repeatedly introducing themselves to you. What inspired you to write that song?” Shawn:
“Nervous — it feels very present, very optimistic. Is this person still in your life, or was that a moment in time?” Shawn: “Dude, I get nervous in front of every girl. Honestly. And that sounds so dumb and cheesy coming from me...”
“You’ve spoken publicly about your producer Teddy Geiger and her influence on you, and how you were together in the studio the night she came out as a trans woman. Did any of those emotions of that night make their way into this music?” Shawn:
“Did writing any of these songs help you break through in other parts of your life? Like, in being so empathetic to this other person in “Like to Be You,” do you leave the studio and then go implement that attitude into your life afterwards?” Shawn:
“John Mayer is among your collaborators on this record. Given how specific you wanted this record to be, did it change your selection process for who to work with?” Shawn:
“When IMB came out, there was a huge swell of support for how open your lyrics were about anxiety. How exposed did you maybe want to be on these songs, versus how open your lyrics actually ended up being?” Shawn:
“How would Shawn of four years ago react to the maturity of this album?” Shawn: “He wouldn’t have believed it. No way. Shawn last year wouldn’t believe it. I mean that with all of my heart. I mean, technically… last year, I couldn’t sing falsetto. I figured out how to...”
“You say you feel like you’re going through a big transition in your life. What do you feel like you’re transitioning between?” Shawn:
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” - Martin Luther King
With the 8th amendment referendum taking place this Friday I just want to plead with all the people reading this post to go out and vote this Friday regardless of your opinion.
Covering this topic on my show was extremely challenging and many people told me not to cover such a topic due to the sensitivity of the subject but I felt it was my duty to of cover it in an equal and unbiased way.
Having talked extensively with both sides of the coin and watching the majority of the television debates it’s clear in my mind that both sides have valid arguments and everyone’s opinion should be respected equally.
One thing that I would say from covering the topic that I feel is extremely valid is there are many people out there do not realise is that what we are voting on Friday is to remove the 8th amendment entirely and allow the government legislate for termination of a foetus up until 12 weeks.
I’m also absolutely shocked at the amount of men who see this as merely a decision for women and that it doesn’t effect us.
I would encourage all men especially to go out and vote Friday as this decision will effect your future if you ever want to have a family.
I will not be giving my own opinion on the matter on this subject as I believe it’s a personal decision which should be respected and that every person is entitled to make up their own mind.
I would urge everyone who is undecided or unclear on what they are voting on to try and get as much information as possible before Friday on the matter.
You can check out my interview via the link in my bio.
Big thanks as well to @lucyblu_ for helping me out on the episode.
Only the best,