Well fans, I’m currently sitting on the toilet, bawling my eyes out and doing anxiety poops because my dear friend has just informed me about the devastating album leak. My poor friend Amira was flown into Sydney from Melbourne to break the news to me and I’m so grateful to have her here with me at this traumatic time and glad they could find a messenger that I would never have the heart to shoot.
The news is wreaking havoc on me both spiritually and physically. Not only does my heart ache and my soul cry out in agony, but even my uterus has been affected and I am currently suffering from an hysterical menses.
This comes as such a shattering shock to me because I believed I had surrounded myself only with people with the utmost professionalism and integrity. Clearly I was mistaken. I am an absolute perfectionist in everything I do, from filing my nails to doing my taxes and every small decision I make is part of a profound artistic vision. To whoever decided to leak this album, releasing it a few days earlier than planned may have meant nothing, but to me this was a complete destruction of my entire vision. Maybe I sound like a diva to you all now but I know that when you LISTEN to Sweat & Regret you will understand how upsetting this is to me and how every small detail of the album’s production and distribution is so important and *needs* to be controlled by me to the nth degree.
I considered pulling the record altogether and starting afresh, convinced that you, my fans, deserve a pure work of art, untainted by tragedy. Amira has convinced me to not make such a rash decision, and has reminded me of all the hard work put into Sweat & Regret not just by myself but also by my loyal and talented collaborators. So I have made the extremely difficult decision to suck up my pain and put Sweat & Regret up for sale today.
I’m deeply sorry that you have been let down by this system, that you didn’t get to hear this record for the first time on December 2nd as promised and I pray that you will forgive me for allowing this to happen although I hope you also know that it is really not my fault. I will do everything in my power to find and punish whoever is responsible.
I hope you love this album even more than I loved making it
Sweat & Regret track list: tracks 7-12
Sweat & Regret track list: tracks 1-6
I’ve never actually sat down to write you a letter before—I guess I’m used to communicating with you through social networks, but I thought that with my first album going online in a little over a month I should take the time to write something more personal.
I’m in the process of tweaking Sweat & Regret and I’m so excited for you guys to hear it! It’s been a fantastic journey and one I couldn’t have taken without your support. Thank you so much for all the positive energy and vibes that you have been psychically sending my way as well as all the thoughtful physical gifts like beautiful fan art and healing crystals.
Working with all my amazing collaborators has really helped me bring this shit to the next level and helped me dig deep. There are a lot of fun songs on this record but I also wanted you to see my strength, attitude and vulnerability.
Hope you all enjoy the results of my blood, SWEAT and tears.